The National Hurricane Center has increased the probability that a disturbance in the Caribbean will develop into a named tropical system over the next few days. The system has become better organized today, and is currently centered on a deep plume of warm sea surface temperatures that will aid in its development. If this storm develops-- it will receive the name of the next Greek Alphabet on the list-- Zeta, which has only happened one time in history. We all remember the record setting hurricane season of 2005 that spawned historic storms like Dennis, Rita, Katrina, and Wilma. Zeta has only been used once previously, in 2005 (the year we had a record breaking 27 named storms) for a tropical storm that formed December 30. This disturbance could move near western Cuba by Sunday, then move slowly across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by early next week.
Not much has changed with Hurricane Epsilon over the last 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 85mph, and the system is expected to maintain it's intensity as it drifts towards the north over the next 24 hours. No impact to the United States are expected.