The National Hurricane Center Sunday said tropical development is now likely in the Gulf of Mexico after Labor Day.
"Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the southeastern and central Bahamas and adjacent Atlantic waters, including the Straits of Florida, are associated with a tropical wave interacting with an upper-level trough. This weather system is expected to move west-northwestward across the remainder of the Bahamas, southern Florida, and the Florida Keys during the next day or so and little, if any, development is expected during that time due to strong upper-level winds," read the Sunday morning tropical weather outlook from the NHC.
"However, the current unfavorable upper-level wind pattern is expected to gradually change and become more conducive for a tropical depression to form over the eastern and central Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday or Wednesday."
The possible development area stretches from the coasts of Texas to Florida.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Florence continues to move in the open waters of the Atlantic. A combination of factors is expected to keep Florence as a tropical storm. For now, it is not a threat to land.