Will the tropical wave that Florida is watching develop? What the forecast shows

The Atlantic basin remains crowded Thursday morning, with forecasters monitoring five systems: ▪ A disturbance Florida is closely watching in the Caribbean Sea that has

a high chance of turning into a tropical depression in the next couple of days. ▪ Two systems in the eastern Atlantic, one of which could be a tropical depression this

weekend. ▪ And there’s Hurricane Fiona and Tropical Storm Gaston, neither which are a threat to Florida or the rest of the United States. Here’s a forecast

breakdown: Disturbance in the Caribbean While upper-level winds are “inhibiting” the development of the disturbance over the southeastern Caribbean Sea Thursday morning,

this should change in the next couple of days, according to the National Hurricane Center. Once the wave enters more favorable conditions, a tropical depression is likely

to form, the hurricane center said in its advisory at 8 a.m. Thursday. Computer models on Wednesday were also in agreement that the system could possibly turn into Tropical Storm

Hermine. Forecasters say Florida and the United States Gulf Coast needs to watch the wave closely, but it’s too soon to know where it will go or how it will affect

Florida. The forecast shows the system moving west-northwest across the eastern Caribbean Sea, putting it over the central Caribbean Sea this weekend. After that, the

models split on where it will go, with its potential paths stretching from Belize to the Bahamas, including all of Florida.