A developing tropical storm, moving just north of the large islands of the Caribbean, will take aim at the Bahamas and southern Florida into this weekend.
Regions dealing with Zika-carrying mosquitoes could have another threat to monitor as tropical activity picks up this season.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the North Central United States
Following a tropical storm threat in the Bahamas and Florida into this weekend, an uptick in tropical systems will continue for the next six to eight weeks.
Thunderstorms with the risk of locally severe weather will extend from the central Plains to the eastern Great Lakes into Thursday night.