97L is still struggling, and 98L behind it actually may develop first. The name will depend on what happens with TD#8, if it becomes a Tropical Storm or not.
A surprisingly large amount of the models take it across the northeastern Caribbean islands, and the longer range ones (GFS and Euro) Imply some sort of South Florida (Euro with South through Miami August 27th out through Daytona) or Gulf activity (GFS through Western Cuba into the Gulf and eventually the Florida Panhandle August 28th).
Neither are all that reliable at the long range, but they have been fairly consistent with some sort of threat to Florida or the Gulf coasts for late next week on the model runs since this past Monday.
Now for what's going on visually with the system, it's a very broad area that has yet to really organize, which would imply it going further westward in general. It still doesn't appear like it could develop until sometime next week if at all. Thought on the general path and conditions jives with the shorter range models, but longer range really depends on if the system gets organized or not.
The bottom line to this is that there is some potential to have some sort of system near Florida or the Gulf late next week and to keep tabs on what's going on later, especially if a storm actually develops. The wave is expected to start getting itself slowly together later today, but probably not make it to a tracked storm status for a few days,
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