ORLANDO, Fla. – All eyes are on the tropics. A portion of Florida is in the forecast cone of the Tropical Depression.
The Tropical Depression is expected to become a Tropical Storm on Thursday.
A broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is about 1,020 miles east of the Windward Islands. This system is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms that has become better organized since Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Environmental conditions appear generally favorable for further development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves west-northwest at about 20-25 mph.
Computer models show the disturbance tracking near or over, but it’s projected path is very uncertain as of now.
The National Hurricane Center says there’s a 90% chance of tropical development over the next five days.
The next named storms will be Elsa, Fred and Grace.
Meanwhile, disorganized showers and thunderstorms continue in association with a tropical wave located over the Lesser Antilles.
According to the NHC, the system has become less organized since Tuesday and significant development is no longer expected as it moves quickly westward across the Caribbean Sea.
Still though, the system is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall to portions of the Lesser Antilles through Wednesday night.
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