Tropical Storm Norman's forecast track as of 5 a.m. Wednesday.
The east coast sea breeze got a quick start before lunch Thursday and moved quickly west.
The National Hurricane Center has also confirmed that this feature has developed into a potential tropical cyclone.
The system is expected to become a tropical storm late Thursday or Friday, and become a hurricane by Sunday.
This system is expected to bring rains and gusty winds to those islands in two or three days, and interests in that region should monitor the progress of this disturbance.
The government of the Cabo Verde Islands has issued a tropical storm warning for the southern islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava.
People along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, as well as the Caribbean, have enjoyed an extended period with no great concern for tropical activity during August.
"The system is moving toward the west near 12 miles per hour, and this general motion with a gradual turn toward the west-northwest is expected to continue during the next few days", the National Hurricane Center said.
Watch for storms with frequent lightning and heavy downpours.
The first one is a tropical wave that is located near Puerto Rico. The system was moving west at about 12 miles per hour.
The chance of this developing into a tropical system looks pretty slim at this point thanks to strong wind shear in this part of the Atlantic, but it's something that needs to be watched over the next few days. This will increase rain chances for the state late this weekend or early next week.
"All of the models show some development of this wave in the waters near the Cabo Verde Islands off the coast of Africa as early as Saturday", said Weather Underground co-founder Jeff Masters in his Cat 6 blog.
There is a high chance that this will develop into a tropical cyclone Friday as it moves west.