west monroe, Louisiana - INVEST 97-L has formed in the Western Caribbean. This storm system has the potential to move into the southern Gulf of Mexico in the next 24-48. Right now 97-L is showing signs of organization and it could develop into a weak tropical storm nearing the northern gulf later this week. It is forecast to be “picked up” by a trough. This feature will likely steer the system away from the ArkLaMiss. This is the same trough that is expected to bring us cool fall temps this weekend.