Weather forecasters from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and other storm tracking organizations are indicating it is likely a tropical or subtropical system will form off the coast of southeastern Florida this weekend. Environmental conditions are expected to become conducive for further development of an area of cloudiness and thunderstorms currently located over the Straits of Florida. Regardless of development, the disturbance is expected to bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of southeastern Florida over the next couple days. It is then forecast to move generally northeastward over the western Atlantic early next week. If the tropical storm develops, it would be named Arthur and would kick off what some meteorologists expect to be a very active hurricane season. The official start to the hurricane season is June 1. But in every year since 2012, excluding 2014, there has been at least one named tropical system in May. Read more at the National Hurricane Center and AccuWeather.