JACKSONVILLE, Fla - A coastal disturbance is becoming better organized as it moves across the Bahamas and Cuba.
Conditions are favorable for the formation of a subtropical or tropical cyclone by Saturday over the western Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Florida.
This storm system has a 70% chance of becoming a tropical or subtropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, as it moves northeastward at 10-15 mph.
Right now, the storm system is producing sustained winds of around 30mph with wind gusts of tropical storm force.
Even though this wave of energy is not immediately impacting our area, portions of northwestern and central Bahamas and central Cuba will likely experience locally heavy rain, flooding and gusty winds.
As for the holiday weekend, the storm system could affect parts of NE Florida and SE Georgia especially right along the coast on Sunday and Monday. At this time, we could see gusty winds, increased rain chances, rough surf and a threat of rip currents.