On this, the first day of Autumn, the tropics are getting kind of sporty. That little area off the northern coast of South America is getting better organized, and NOAA has upgraded it, giving it a 70% chance of doing something cyclonic.
Lest we forget, it was about this time of year in 2005 that Hurricane Rita stormed ashore in Calcasieu parish. RIta was a devastating storm that caused plenty of damage across several states.
It's not time to panic, because this little red X isn't a named strom yet, but it certainly demands that we keep our eyes open.