ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It's early but worth paying attention to a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea.
As it is not yet a cyclone, the National Hurricane Center is calling this area of showers and thunderstorms Invest 95-L. This allows forecasters to begin plotting and tracking where it might go and how it could develop.
You can follow along, too, right on this page.
Each line represents a computer model's best "guess" of where the center of the storm will go. Together, they look like spaghetti noodles. Remember, impacts from a tropical system can and do occur miles away from the center.
This is the latest "cone of uncertainty," which shows an area where the center of the storm could go, when and how strong it might be at the given time.
Satellite and radar
The latest satellite and radar image for the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
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