HOLT, Fla., July 6, 2020—Tropical Depression Five was upgraded to a tropical storm late last night by the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Edouardo, forecast to be a short-lived storm, is moving quickly northeast away from the United States over the colder waters of the North Atlantic and is expected to remain at sea.
This is the fifth named storm of the 2020 hurricane season.
Closer to home, the small Gulf low pressure system moved inland over the Florida panhandle near Port St. Joe overnight and is expected to develop into a larger low pressure system while moving northeast near the coast of the Carolinas.
Some development will be possible if the system moves back over water Wednesday or Thursday, according to the hurricane center.
The NHC gives this system a 40 percent chance of further development during the next five days.
In the central Atlantic, a tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands could see some development today before entering a weather unfriendly environment tomorrow, according to the NHC.
This system only has a 10 percent chance for further development.