1. Monitoring swirl of clouds moving off the coast of Africa. There are no signs of tropical cyclone formation at this time.
3. Monitoring an area of showers and thunderstorms along a trough draped across the Eastern Gulf and north and central Florida. This trough is producing heavy rains a storms off shore Tampa Bay and over Central and a portion of Northern Florida. This trough is also associated with low pressure and it is forecast to track northeast over the Florida Big Bend. Some models suggest weak development in the form of rains and storms as it tracks over the northern part of the state. I will watch it closely!