For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
Special Tropical Weather Outlook issued to discuss the potential
for tropical or subtropical development off the east coast of
1. Data from the Air Force Hurricane Hunters and satellite images
indicate that the low pressure system located just off the coast of
east-central Florida has become better defined today. In addition,
the associated showers and thunderstorms continue to gradually
organize. If these trends continues, advisories will likely be
initiated on this system as a tropical or subtropical depression
later today. Later in the weekend and early next week, the system
is expected to move generally northeastward over the western
Atlantic near or east of the Carolinas.
The system will continue to bring gusty winds and locally heavy
rains across portions of east-central Florida through tonight.
Interests near the North Carolina coast should closely monitor the
progress of this system, as it could produce gusty winds and heavy
rains there on Monday, and a tropical storm watch will likely be
issued for that area later today. In addition, hazardous marine
conditions will spread northward during the next few days, likely
causing dangerous surf and rip currents along much of the southeast
and mid-Atlantic coasts of the U.S. See products from your local
National Weather Service office for more details. Another Air Force
Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the
system this evening. The next Special Tropical Weather Outlook on
this system will be issued by 9 PM EDT today, or earlier if needed.
Formation chance through 48 hours...high...near 100 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days...high...near 100 percent.