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TROPICAL SYSTEM ALREADY TRYING TO DEVELOP IN GULF OF MEXICO

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Hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1, but there could be something brewing in the Gulf already. The National Hurricane Center said yesterday there’s a medium chance a subtropical or tropical system could develop in the southeastern Gulf in the next few days.

Where could it go? Early indications are it could head toward the northern Gulf Coast by Wednesday night.

Yesterday, the large area of disturbed weather stretched from western Cuba across the southeastern Gulf into the Florida Peninsula.

The hurricane center said the system is expected to move slowly northward over the next few days, and it could acquire the features of a tropical or subtropical storm as it does.

The chances of a depression forming over the next five days were 40 percent, according to the hurricane center.

Development or not, the system will bring rain to Florida and the northeastern Gulf over the next few days.

However, it’s still a developing system and confidence in its intensity and track are very low confidence at this point.

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