TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Storm Team 8 is tracking a weak tropical disturbance east of the Central Bahamas moving towards Florida.
This weak area of low pressure is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms and has a SMALL chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next five days. This disturbance is located a few hundred miles east of the Central Bahamas and is moving west-northwestward at about 15 miles per hour.
The National Hurricane Center gives this area of low pressure a low 10% chance of developing into a tropical depression over the next two days and a 20% chance in the next five days.
“There’s no cause for concern here for Tampa Bay but this is still a feature that we will be watching over the next few days,” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Ian Oliver. “There’s a window here where a little development is possible – with some increased rain chances likely for at least the Atlantic coast of Florida at this point.”
Regardless of development, a trough of low pressure across the southeastern United States will help push this tropical disturbance out to sea during the middle of the workweek.