An area of disturbed weather over the Deep South has the potential to spawn the next tropical system of concern for the Atlantic basin during next week. “Formation of a tropical system will depend on whether or not this disturbance moves over the open waters of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico and spends a few days over the warm water,” according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.

Tropical storms have formed in this manner in the past, but the process can be very slow. The area being monitored extends from northern Florida to Louisiana spanning Tuesday to Friday. If a tropical storm forms, it would acquire the name Fiona. Regardless of whether or not a tropical storm develops, light winds, copious amounts of moisture and the disturbance itself will produce rounds of heavy rain through next week. CONTINUE