The National Hurricane Center upgraded the area of low pressure just off the North Carolina coast to Tropical Storm Bill. This storm is heading away from the U.S. mainland and may brush Nova Scotia before it dissipates in the northern Atlantic.
In the Gulf of Mexico, an area of interest is now up to a 70% chance of formation in the next five days. The newest system has just emerged off of the African coast and is already listed at a 20% chance of formation over a five-day window.
TRACKING THE TROPICS: Interactive map from The Weather Authority
National Hurricane Center discussion at 2 a.m. Tuesday
* Formation chance through 48 hours... medium: 20%.
* Formation chance through 5 days... medium: 70%.
If these receive names they will be Claudette and Danny.