Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Tropical Storm Harvey has now formed in the Atlantic, and another system right behind it may be ready to get upgraded.
The National Hurricane Center say Harvey reached Tropical Storm status late Thursday afternoon.
The system is well off the coast of Barbados. It currently has maximum sustained winds of 40miles an hour., making it a minimal tropical storm.
On the current forecast track, Harvey should move through the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Friday. That would put it well away from the United States.
However, right behind it is another area of activity. That system is being monitored by hurricane forecasters as well, and could turn tropical in another day or so. It could track above the Caribbean islands, and aim closer to the U.S. , which means we may need to watch out for over the next week.
And right behind it is another system of showers, but it's far too early to determine if that system will become a problem.