Here’s the latest on the tropical disturbance in the Atlantic

If this storm gets a name it will be Isaias

There is a high chance for tropical development over the next five days as highlighted by the National Hurricane Center.

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.

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Computer forecasts bring the tropical disturbance close to Puerto Rico late in the week.

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.

Early indications are that a tropical disturbance will curve out to sea over the weekend. It is important NOT to place too much stock into these models as is VERY early. These will become more reliable as potential hurricane hunter missions begin in the next few days.

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.

Computer models. (WJXT.)
Tropical developments. (WJXT.)

About the Authors:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.