The tropical system forming just Southwest of the Western tip of Cuba (as shown in the visible satellite image above) is becoming much better organized as of early afternoon today.
I fully expect this system to be named a Depression or Tropical Storm later today.
This system could eventually impact portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast, most likely from Mississippi on Eastward:
There are many variables still at play here, but at this time it appears the most likely U.S. impacts would take place during the 2nd half of this weekend into the first part of next week.
If you live along the U.S. Gulf Coast in the indicated areas, please keep an eye on this system over the coming days. We'll post pertinent information as it becomes better organized...
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