A disturbance near the Cape Verde Islands is being given a medium chance of development over the next five days.

A disturbance near the Cape Verde Islands is being given a medium chance of development over the next five days. (National Hurricane Center)

Tropical disturbance, 2 p.m. Tuesday

OUTLOOK: An area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic holds potential to develop into a tropical depression or storm, but it doesn't have much time. It's expected to encounter hostile winds later in the week.

Models indicate the system will aim northwest across the Atlantic, possibly without threatening land.

WHAT FLORIDA CAN EXPECT: The disturbance is unlikely to affect the state or the rest of the U.S. coastline.

PARTICULARS: At 2 p.m. the area was given a 30 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm in the next two days, a 40 percent chance in the next five days. The next tropical storm will be named Lorenzo.