PHILIPSBURG:— An elongated area of low pressure located about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Unfavorable environmental conditions should limit the development of this system during the next few days, but some development is possible by the weekend. This system is expected to move generally west-northwestward across the tropical Atlantic at about 15 mph during the next several days. Tropical storm Franklin is expected to strengthen prior to landfall.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Tropical Storm Franklin, located a couple of hundred miles east of Belize.