An impressive band of rain & thunderstorms extends from the Central & Western Atlantic across Florida into the Gulf of Mexico. This heavy rain is associated with a surface front/trough and an upper level trought. No surface development is indicated & no significant surface low development is anticipated. Otherwise....the tropics are quiet.
Meanwhile....gas can manufacturers are warning of a shortage of the plastic gas containers. Of course, these cans are have all sorts of useful purposes but are especially needed during & after major storms includinig hurricanes. It appears the problem is related to a company going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy plus a number of lawsuits against manufacturers. Click here to read the story (photo below courtesy PFCMA).