Well, Chantal beat my predictions. I figured we wouldn't see her being named until tomorrow. It's still too soon to predict where CHANTAL might threaten the United States mainland, but the 3 day forecast has the storm tracking through the Dominican Republic and onto Cuba.

CHANTAL is expected to strengthen a little tomorrow, and we could possibly see the storm becoming a Category One hurricane. A 'Hurricane Hunter' flight is scheduled to fly into CHANTAL sometime Monday afternoon.

#Tropical Storm #Chantal forms 865 mi ESE of Barbados, moving W at 26 mph w/ 40 mph winds. TS Warning for Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia

— AtlanticWatch (@AtlanticWatch) July 8, 2013