On this eight anniversary of Hurricane Katrina slamming into the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, the good news is that the Atlantic Basin is quiet. The bad news is that a more active pattern is expected.
A broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is moving off the west coast of Africa. Conditions appear favorable for development of this system.
Another disturbance is located about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. This system has a low chance of development during the next several days.
The two systems noted above may be the beginning of a more active weather pattern across the Atlantic Basin.
I'll post another update Friday.