Tropical Storm Karl forms in the eastern Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Karl forms in the eastern Atlantic Ocean

(WVUE) - Karl formed from Tropical Depression 12 yesterday in the far Eastern Atlantic and may be near the Caribbean Islands and Puerto Rico by the middle of next week.

Another wave will move off the African coast today and has a 50% chance for formation in the next 5 days.

The disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico will continue to deepen the moisture across the region. Rain chances will remain on the high side today through Sunday.

There will be some downpours at times but there will also be many dry hours. Temperatures will likely top out in the 80s as a result of clouds and rain.

By early next week, it appears that drier air will work its way into the area keeping rain chances low, but no significant cold air is on the horizon just yet.

In the tropics, the Gulf disturbance will likely not develop much further before spreading inland along the Texas coast. Julia remains stalled off the Carolina coast. Ian remains out to sea and will become post-tropical later Friday.

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