The disturbance in the central Atlantic that we’ve been watching is on the verge of becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm Monday night, so the National Hurricane Center is designating it Potential Tropical Cyclone # 6.
At 5 pm Monday, Potential TC # 6 was located near 14.2 North, 59.2 West, about 165 miles east-southeast of Dominica. Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour, and the system was moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour.
South Florida is currently in the 4-to-5-day “cone,” so we’ll need to watch Potential TC # 6 closely for possible tropical storm impacts late on Friday and on Saturday. Now is a good time to update your hurricane plan — since we’re now in the heart of the hurricane season.