Finally, while the tropical wave now over the Lesser Antilles is showing some increase in shower and thundershower activity, immediate tropical development is extremely unlikely due to high levels of wind shear.
The fifth named storm of the 2018 season formed in the eastern Atlantic early Saturday morning.
The initial reports stemmed from a satellite image posted online, an image depicting a tropical storm, reportedly "stronger than Ophelia", that was set for the Northern Atlantic.
As of Friday evening, an unorganized tropical wave was moving over Hispaniola.
As of 5PM Friday, Tropical Depression Six was located roughly 70 miles SSW of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. With development not expected at all before it reaches Florida, we will see enhanced coverage of our rainfall Labor Day and Tuesday.
The NHC gives the wave a zero percent chance of development over the next 48-hours and a low 10 percent chance over the next five days.More news: Liverpool face prospect of nightmare Champions League group
The next named storm is likely to form off of the coast of Africa over the weekend.
There are also some signs that a tropical wave east of the Windward Islands could develop into a depression or storm near Florida early next week.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for the islands, where the National Hurricane Center warns of four to eight inches of rain, life-threatening flash floods and tropical-storm-force winds for the southern islands.
Today: Rain chances are between 20-30% as an onshore flow usher showers and storms from the Atlantic Ocean into our inland zones.
Seven-day forecast from the ECMWF. This system is of greater concern to either the Bahamas this weekend or the Gulf of Mexico during the first half of next week as conditions in there are more favorable for tropical storm development.