Activity In Caribbean Could Move Into Gulf

The National Hurricane Center said an area of low pressure near Grand Cayman Island was better organized Friday and could drift into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by early next week as a possible tropical depression.

"The system could move near western Cuba by Sunday and move slowly across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by early next week. Interests in western Cuba, the Florida Keys, and southern Florida should monitor the progress of this disturbance," said the NHC. "Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall will be possible over portions of the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, southern Florida, the Florida Keys, and the northwestern Bahamas through the weekend."

Forecasters are also watching Epsilon move over the open waters of the Atlantic.

"Large swells generated by Epsilon will affect Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Greater Antilles, the Leeward Islands, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada during the next few days," said the NHC. "These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office."

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