Tropical Weather Discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 121 AM EDT Mon May 14 2018 Tropical Weather Discussion for North America, Central America Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, northern sections of South America, and Atlantic Ocean to the African coast from the Equator to 32N. The following information is based on satellite imagery, weather observations, radar and meteorological analysis. Based on 0000 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through 0500 UTC. …SPECIAL FEATURES… A large area of cloudiness, and rainshowers with thunder, covers the areas from western Cuba across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Straits, and much of the Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys. Rainshowers are possible elsewhere in the Atlantic Ocean from 20N northward from 70W westward. This weather is associated with a broad surface low pressure center and trough, that are interacting with an upper level cyclonic circulation center. A 1012 mb low pressure center is near 24N85.5W. It is possible that this system may acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics while it moves slowly northward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the next few days. This system will enhance rainfall across parts of Florida and the northeastern Gulf Coast during the next few days. The Tropical Weather Outlook currently gives this system a low chance of tropical or subtropical formation. Please refer to the METEO-FRANCE High Seas Forecast, that is listed on the website: WWW.METEOFRANCE.COM/PREVISIONS-METEO- MARINE/BULLETIN/GRANDLARGE/METAREA2. Gale-force winds are forecast for AGADIR until 15 May at 0000 UTC.