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Another Gulf storm? Hurricane center says there's a low chance

13 June 2018

An area of clouds, rain, and low pressure in the southern Caribbean Sea has a small chance of becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm in the next 5 days.

Speculation has been brewing for days about an area of disturbed weather evolving in the Caribbean and moving into the Gulf later this week, possibly toward Texas or Louisiana.

According to the National Hurricane Center, it has a 10 percent chance of tropical development within the next 48 hours and a 20 percent chance of development in the next five days.

Florida's hurricane season is generating potential storms but nothing that threatens Sarasota, Manatee or Charlotte counties or the Sunshine State peninsula. The disturbance is expected to move over parts of Central America and the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico before slipping into the western Gulf of Mexico near the end of the work week.

The showers are associated with a tropical wave over northwestern Venezuela and a surface trough located just east of Nicaragua interacting with a large upper-level trough.

The next name on the list this year is Beryl (BEHR-ril).

We will continue to monitor the progress of this disturbance in the WGNO Weather Center and continue to bring you updates throughout the week on-air and online. At the bottom left is Hurricane Bud in the eastern Pacific.

Another Gulf storm? Hurricane center says there's a low chance