While Tropical Storm Edouard churns away in the North Atlantic, forecasters are keeping an eye on an area of disturbed weather, now over Florida, that could strengthen as it enters the Gulf of Mexico

 

The National Hurricane Center is giving this area a 20 percent chance of developing within the next 48 hours. Real development is not expected until the system moves into the Gulf of Mexico. Once the system moves into those open water, the National Weather Service bumps the chance of development up to 40 percent.

The system is expected to track west over the next few days, and will likely continue the westward path should it spin up into a tropical cyclone. Given the unpredictability of tropical storms, residents along the Gulf of Mexico are urged to stay informed.

We'll keep you posted on this system as it develops.