Tropical Storm Lisa continues to flounder in the far eastern Atlantic, not going anywhere fast.
At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, it was about 450 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands, crawling northeast at 5 mph with sustained winds of 45 mph.
The long range forecast calls for it drift northwest for the next five days and remain a tropical storm, hampered by wind shear.
Of more immediate concern to Central America and possibly the U.S. Gulf states, a disturbance in the south-central Caribbean near Venezuela continues to strengthen as it moves west.
As of 8 a.m., it was given a 60 percent chance of developing and could be upgraded to a tropical depression later today, the National Hurricane Center said.
Although the system currently is aiming toward Honduras, Nicaragua or Mexico’s Yucatan, models indicate it might make a sharp turn to the north toward the Gulf of Mexico.