The Storm Team 10 Weather Team is tracking an area of showers and storms across the western Caribbean Sea that has the potential for tropical development early next week in the Gulf of Mexico. This area of storminess is expected to slowly develop in the coming days as it moves almost due northward.

The National Hurricane Center has a 70% chance for tropical development in the next 7 days. Notice the area of concern with their latest outlook is mostly confined to the eastern half of the Gulf as a frontal boundary should guide this disturbance east.. Most models keep any type of tropical system well east of Louisiana with the highest risk for impacts across Florida. The next name on the list is Idalia.