Daytona Beach, FL – The third named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season forms miles off the northeast coast of the United States while another disturbance churns near the Bahamas.
The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center shows that Tropical Storm Chantal has officially formed off the northeast coast. And with its current track, it looks like Chantal will most likely jog back into the Atlantic and weaken back into a depression by 8 a.m. Friday, according to the NHC.
While Chantal poses no actual threat to the state of Florida, the NHC is issuing advisories for a new disturbance that has formed near the Bahamas.
According to the NHC, an area of disturbed weather is extending over the central and northwest Bahamas and the adjacent waters near the islands.
Slow development of this system is possible over the next several days as it moves toward the Florida peninsula and then the southeastern United States. Formation chances in the next five days remains at a low 20%.