(Jacksonville, FL) The tropics are relatively average for this time of the year- nothing is out of the norm. Currently there is an upper level low combined with a weak tropical wave north of Puerto Rico. This system has been visible for several days now & is slowly moving northwest. Pressures are generally high over this area which does not favor development. This system should increase the tropical moisture over Florida and eventually the Carolinas by the weekend.
The tropical wave east of the Lesser Antilles continues to struggle. Shear is moderate ahead of the system- prohibiting significant development. While development is still possible, it would be slow to occur.
No Tropical Cyclone Formation Is Expected During the Next 3 Days.