We are closely watching a trough of low pressure located over the Straits of Florida that may become our first named storm in the Atlantic Ocean this year.
Most models agree that this system will become a tropical storm within the next 24 to 48 hours.
There is no indication that this system will get any stronger than a tropical storm.
Once it is off the east coast of Florida, it will track north and then northeastward into the open Atlantic. At this point, we do not anticipate a significant impact on Canada.
Through Saturday the system will bring heavy rainfall and wind gusts parts of the Florida Keys, southeast Florida and the Bahamas.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and runs to November 30. The first named storm of the year will be Arthur.