Yesterday evening TD #3 had formed in the western Atlantic. By nighttime it had already grown to Tropical Storm Chris and tonight the winds are alreasy up to 60 MPH. The predictions are that this will be a hurricane in a couple of days. Additionally all of the storm predictions except one show it coming into the Gulf by the weekend. I think we need to watch this one.
If the high builds soon there is a slight chance that TS Chris will head north to the east coast but most likely it will remain on a southerly course. Based on the predictions so far, I expect that we will see this storm in the central Gulf by mid week. We will need to watch the steering currents on this one and see which way it is going. Next week will be exciting for certain.