A tropical wave and a low pressure area located about a 1000 miles E of the Lesser Antilles continues to produce squally weather today. Right now, conditions are conducive for a tropical depression to form in the next few days as this tracks westward at 20 to 25 mph. Currently, it has a 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
The system is moving into much warmer waters and into an environment with less wind shear. The path of this system will be contingent on how strong it becomes and the location of a large high pressure to it's north, known as the Bermuda-Azores high. We'll continue to monitor it every step of the way. The next name up on the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane list is Isaac.
Stay tuned into the forecast.
Meteorologist, Kelly Foster