Potential tropical storm / hurricane in Gulf next week?

We are in the preliminary stages of watching a tropical wave near Africa that has a 50% chance of strengthening into Tropical Storm Harvey over the next five days. Forecast uncertainty is very high this far in the future. Stay tuned for updates as the situation unfolds. Current satellite picture showing the area of interest near Africa, still days away from land.   While it is much too soon for any certainty, reliable computer models show this system continuing its westward track toward the Caribbean Sea — then potentially the Gulf of Mexico — next week.…