Communities along the Queensland coast are being warned to prepare for a potential tropical cyclone next week. The Bureau of Meteorology predicts that a tropical low in the Coral Sea will develop into a cyclone off the coast by late Sunday or Monday. The cyclone could track towards the mainland as the week progresses, with a “severe impact” expected on the eastern coast, possibly on Wednesday. The movement of the storm becomes uncertain towards the middle of next week, but there is a significant risk of impact. The area at risk includes parts of the coast from Cooktown to Mackay, inland towards Tennant Creek, and east to New Caledonia.