Here is a Tropical Weather Outlook for the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf

of Mexico from: The NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL.
A large area of showers and thunderstorms was located along a sharp surface trough

from near eastern Cuba through the southeastern Bahamas into the southwestern

Atlantic. Conditions are forecast to become more favorable for development late this

week, and a tropical depression could form near the northwestern Bahamas or South

Florida as early as Friday.  Further development is possible over the eastern

Gulf of Mexico later this weekend. 

The disturbance will likely produce periods of locally heavy rainfall and

gusty winds across the Bahamas through Friday, and across Florida during the weekend.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…60 percent.