The same general area in the Caribbean that spawned Beryl may attempt to yield yet another tropical system later this week. We're watching a big plume of moisture and a weak low holding steady over the western Caribbean. Currently, this area of disturbed weather is looking a bit ragged as it's going through some modest wind shear, due to a weak trough near the Yucatan. The present thinking is that a system will attempt to drift northward as the week progresses. Steering winds may initially allow this particular feature to shift further west compared to the early stages of Beryl.
This disturbance could track towards the NW Caribbean, near western edge of Cuba and potentially into the southeastern Gulf. It's path and strength relies on the timing of a trough that's set to slide across the interior U.S. later this week. If it moves northward ahead of the trough, it would go through strong wind shear, limiting it's strength.
However, if the system hangs out in the southern latitudes and doesn't get picked up by the trough over the U.S., it may gain strength. By the way, the next name up on the list is Chris.
Meteorologist, Kelly Foster