MIAMI, FL (WAFB) - Forecasters are closely watching an area of disturbed weather off the coast of Florida that has the potential for development.
The National Hurricane Center reported it is monitoring a low pressure area about 200 miles away from St. Augustine, FL.
Experts added thunderstorm activity remains minimal for now, but environmental conditions are forecast to become better for development over the next few days and tropical depression is likely to form by mid-week.
If it develops, it would be the first tropical system of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Forecasters believe it will move northeastward along the southeastern coast of the US.
An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance plane is scheduled to investigate the area Monday afternoon.