An area of low pressure off the coast of North Carolina is beginning to show signs of organization.
The low will drift over Outer Banks later today and then move along the mid-Atlantic coast tonight and Friday and then move northward eventually crossing over New Brunswick or Nova Scotia before moving toward western Newfoundland or Labrador.
Conditions are expected to be conducive for development, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone will likely form later today or tonight.
Heavy rain and flash flooding are possible across eastern North Carolina, the coastal mid-Atlantic, and southern New England during the next few days. The area will also experience gusty winds.
It is too early to provide specifics on how or if the low will impact Atlantic Canada.
An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system later today, if necessary.
So far this year there have been five named storms, Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, and Edouard. The next named storm will be Fay.