Tropical Storm Chantal, 5 a.m. Wednesday advisory.
OUTLOOK: All of Florida remains in the cone, but Chantal weakened overnight.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Chantal may no longer have a closed circulation. Wind shear overnight has weakened the storm system.
Chantal is still projected to be about 200 miles east of Miami on Friday, but whether it will surivie as a tropical storm is unknown. But with Chantal's track moving slightly westward, Florida's entire peninsula is in the cone of error.
WHAT FLORIDA CAN EXPECT: Under the latest forecast, the system would parallel the state's coastline close enough to produce gusty winds and rough surf from Miami to Jacksonville.
For now, the National Weather Service calls for both South and Central Florida to see a 40 percent chance of showers and storms on Friday and over the weekend.
PARTICULARS: Now in the Caribbean, Chantal is expected to hit Hispaniola Wednesday at near hurricane strength and arrive in the central Bahamas on Thursday. It then is projected to aims toward South Carolina with a possible landfall on Sunday.
Chantal could produce up to 6 inches of rain and a storm surge of 4 feet above normal tide levels along its path. Its tropical-storm-force winds now extend 90 miles from its center, mainly to the west.
LOCATION: About 260 miles west of San Juan, Puerto Rico or about 960 miles southeast of Miami.
STRENGTH: Maximum sustained winds of 45 mph
MOVEMENT: northwest at 29 mph