The latest Atlantic tropical outlook for the next week shows several areas of interest plus Tropical Storm Franklin, which crossed the Dominican Republic today and is headed north. The remains of Emily are showing a pretty high likelihood of reforming but will not affect the United States, and the eastern wave also does not show a path likely to cause problems for us in the Southeast. A new area of potential development has appeared in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. It has a 20% chance of developing in the next week and is expected to drift north. While it is very early to be concerned about its impacts on us in the Southeast, it is the first disturbance this year that appears to be headed in our direction, so it is worth watching. I will keep you apprised of its future path and strength as time goes on.

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