Tropical update: The next named storm could form in southern Florida this weekend

The National Hurricane Center says the system has an 80% chance of falling into a tropical depression at least within the next five days.

CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward says it has begun to settle better on the satellite and should be closely monitored.

As it has become better organized, forecasting models will be better able to choose how strong it will be and where it will go.

As of Friday afternoon, forecasting computer models are making it emerge into the Gulf and drift toward the Gulf Coast – anywhere from Florida’s Connaught to Louisiana.

Many of these models show it as a tropical disturbance or tropical storm. But some people have started showing storms in the bay by Monday evening.

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If this system gains enough power to become a tropical storm, it will earn one of the next names on the list.

Paulette and René are currently located in the Mid Atlantic Ocean and there is no immediate threat to land and is not forecast to approach the US.

This means that if the system builds up in southern Florida, it will likely be Sally or Teddy, depending on which of the other possible development areas in the Atlantic is named first. There are currently three other areas they are looking at for development.

If any of these forms, they would be storms named 18th and possibly 19th or soon 20th.

The 18th, 19th, and 20th are storms on the record named Atlantic; Stan on 2 October 2005, Storm on 4 October 2005 and Tammy on 5 October 2005 Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist at Colorado State University, said.

“Despite the development, the system is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall during the next few days in the Bahamas, South Florida and parts of the Florida Keys, as well as on the northern and eastern Gulf Coast. Should also be. ” Monitor its progress, ”NHC said.