Disturbance in the Caribbean being monitored over the weekend
We're monitoring a disturbance in the Caribbean that has the potential to become the second named storm of this hurricane season. This one would be called Tropical Storm Bret.
There was Tropical Storm Arlene, which formed April 19.
The National Hurricane Center as of Friday afternoon says there is a 60 percent chance of cyclone formation in five days. A large area of disturbed weather has formed over the western Caribbean Sea and the adjacent portions of Central America. Conditions appear to be favorable for gradual development of this system while it moves northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula this weekend and into the southern and central Gulf of Mexico early next week.
Regardless of the weather, heavy rains are likely to spread over portions of Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula during the next several days.