Since August, it has been pretty quiet in the tropics with regards to the U.S mainland and the Gulf of Mexico; however, that appears ready to change. A ridge that is currently over the eastern Pacific will be shifting eastward into next week and will be center over the central Caribbean sea by late next week. As it does, it is very possible that an area of low pressure will develop and form into a tropical system in the Caribbean sea. Several models are now picking up on this possibility. If you live any where along the Gulf of Mexico coast to the Atlantic coast of Florida you need to stay weather aware over the next week. I will keep my eyes on the situation, too, and provide updates.