The National Hurricane Center is now expecting the start of the next week to be active in the Gulf and the tropical Atlantic.
"A broad trough of low pressure is producing a large area of cloudiness and showers over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the adjacent land areas," read the Saturday morning tropical weather outlook. "Conditions appear to be favorable for gradual development of this large disturbance while it moves slowly northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula this weekend, and a tropical cyclone could form early next week over the southern or central Gulf of Mexico." It has a 70% chance of further development over the next five days.
A tropical wave about 1500 miles east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands continues to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms as it moves west-northwest at around 15 to 20 miles per hour. Some further development is possible before it hits less favorable conditions. Forecasters give that a 70$ chance sometime over the next five days.