Posted: May 25, 2012 3:19 PM by Rob Perillo
Updated: May 25, 2012 3:29 PM
A disturbance off the coast of the Carolinas will likely become a tropical or sub-tropical storm Saturday.
The National Hurricane Center has indicated that there is an 80% chance of cyclone development this weekend.
The system, currently designated as "94L" will be blocked by a ridge of high pressure off the Northeast U.S. coast and will likely push the disturbance westward and slightly southward toward the SE U.S. and perhaps Florida by Sunday.
Upper level westerly winds early next week across the Gulf Coast States will ultimately push the system back to the east-northeast early-mid next week.
This disturbance/potential storm will pose no threat to Louisiana although some tropical moisture may slip into the Florida Panhandle through Eastern Louisiana early next week in the form of a few tropical showers.
The next named storm will be "Beryl".
Tropical Models of 94L below: