The tropics are once again quite, after the flareup of storms in the NW Caribbean over the weekend. There will be no areas to watch for at least 72 hours. It does seem however the Caribbean Sea might become active again as we enter the upcoming Independence Day weekend, but it would not be anything to worry about. Sea surface temperatures have really warmed over the past couple of weeks. The map bellow is the sea surface temperature anomaly map for the Atlantic Basin. Any color that is above blue on the scale (yellow, orange, and red) means that that water is above its average temperature for this time of year. Some buoy locations near Clearwater, FL are reporting water temperatures in the low to middle 90's! By the way, this is the first time since 2004 a named storm has not developed in the Atlantic Basin in May or June.