Here’s a look at the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) Atlantic tropical weather outlook for the next few days. The Virginia Water Central News Grouper posts these outlooks approximately weekly (depending on the level of weather activity) during the Atlantic tropical storm season (June 1-November 30).
As of August 7, 2017, at 2 p.m EDT, Tropical Storm Franklin was in the Caribbean Sea, approaching the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula; the center of the storm was expected to near the Yucatan coast by the evening of August 7. [Update on August 11: The center of the storm made landfill on the Yucatan Peninsula on August 7. Back over the Caribbean, Franklin became a hurricane and made landfall again in Mexico on August 10.] Also on August 7, a pre-tropical disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean about mid-way between Africa and South America was being given no chance of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours and a 20-percent chance of cyclone formation within the next five days.
Shown below are the NHC’s two-day and five-day graphical tropical weather outlooks as of 2 p.m. EDT on August 7, accessed at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.