ORLANDO, Fla. – The tropics are relatively calm, however, one disturbance, in particular, has caught the eye of many Floridians.
The tropical wave is said to likely become a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next 2 or 3 days and has a 90% chance of cyclone formation over the next five days.
Interests in the islands, including Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of this disturbance.
Early indications are the potential system may curve out to sea prior to impacting Florida, but it is important to note that computer forecasts are extremely unreliable this far out and many solutions, including the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, are still in play.
According to the National Hurrican Center, the disturbance is moving west at 20 mph.
Officials believe the disturbance will form into a tropical storm within the next two to three days.
NHC is tracking an area of disturbed weather associated with a tropical wave that will likely become a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next 2 or 3 days. Interests in the Lesser Antilles should closely monitor the progress of this system. https://t.co/QnemzPKkb5 pic.twitter.com/MFLpVy6wQh— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) July 26, 2020