The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a potential tropical depression that could form by mid-next week a few hundred miles northeast of the central Bahamas. This system has zero chance of formation in the next two days and a 30% chance within the next seven days. Should it develop, it is expected to move slowly westward or west-northwestward, potentially affecting Florida’s east coast.

Additionally, a broad area of low pressure is anticipated to form over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Environmental conditions may support gradual development, with a tropical depression possibly forming as it moves slowly westward or west-northwestward. This disturbance is likely to bring several days of heavy rainfall to southern Mexico and Central America regardless of its development into a tropical system.

Residents are advised to stay informed with the latest updates from the National Hurricane Center and local weather authorities as conditions evolve.