Tropical depression is likely to form across southern Atlantic, Caribbean

Another area in Gulf of Mexico highlighted for low chance of development

ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center is keeping tabs on two disturbances in the Atlantic Basin. Neither of these disturbances pose a threat to Florida.

An area of cloudiness and thunderstorms near the Panhandle of Florida has the potential to develop as it drifts westward across the northern Gulf of Mexico over the next few days. Slow development of this system will be possible.

The NHC gave this disturbance a 20% chance to develop over the next five days.

[TRENDING: Gov. Ron DeSantis promises expansion of Florida’s laws restricting abortion access | Playing loud music in your car? New Florida law could get you a ticket | Become a News 6 Insider (it’s free!)]

Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased in association with a disturbance over the central tropical Atlantic. A tropical depression is likely to form during the early to middle part of this week. This system is forecast to move westward at 15 to 20 mph approaching the Windward Islands Tuesday, and move across the southeastern Caribbean Sea Wednesday and Thursday. Interests in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.

The NHC gave this disturbance a moderate 40% chance to develop over the next two days and a high 70% chance over the next five days.

Another tropical wave is emerging off of Africa Sunday morning.

The next two named storms of the season will be Bonnie and Colin. Hurricane season runs through November.

About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 and now covers weather on TV and all digital platforms.