Yesterday, the thunderstorms that were sitting off the coast of Florida in the Gulf were forecast to not become an organized storm. Today, bam, a tropical storm. This is the third storm named this season in a season which has gotten off to a very slow start. Claudette will move to the north northwest over the next several days and bring some heavy rain to the area. Claudette may even hook up with a stationary front in our area and provide heavy rain. The HPC five day precipitation forecast has our area in the two to four inch rain total area.
Looking at Ana, she is still well to the southeast of Miami, but is not becoming stronger. Bill is getting stronger and is suspected to become a major hurricane according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. This storm will turn north towards Bermuda in the next few days.