Tropical Storm Gaston may become the third named hurricane of 2016 over the next week but poses no threat to Coastal Georgia, according to the National Weather Service. Experts still aren’t sure, however, about what is being called Invest 99-L.
The NWS has issued a flash flood watch for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the system has a "medium to high chance" of developing into a tropical depression or tropical storm. Forecasters expect the system to reach the Bahamas by Saturday. The east coast from Florida to Virginia could feel some impact.
Locally, Friday and Saturday should be mostly sunny with a high near 90, according to the NWS. Sunday through Tuesday features similar temperatures but a 30 to 40 percent chance of rain each day.
The NWS says Invest 99-L could eventually develop into Tropical Storm Hermine (pronounced Her-MEEN) but it is too early to tell.