A depression near the Bahamas is now on the verge of being upgraded to tropical storm status, which would make it TS Bonnie. What is troubling about this one is the forecast track--possibly toward land across the slick. Fortunately, the system is not currently forecast to become a hurricane due to its surrounding conditions, but even a tropical storm is trouble for the ongoing disaster in the Gulf:
Jeff Masters has a lot more on the storm that may soon be Bonnie. I've said many times already that I have a lot of fears about this hurricane season. Now, it seems the tropics are starting their firing. Let's hope I'm not right in my concerns.