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Tropical Disturbance to head into Gulf

Tropical Satellite - National Hurricane Center giving a 40% chance for tropical formation over the next 5 days.

TUESDAY MORNING TROPICAL UPDATE:

Tis' the season as the official start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins next Friday, June 1st.

The National Hurricane Center is giving an area of low pressure and unorganized clouds/thunderstorm activity a 40% chance for tropical formation over the next 5 days. This area of low pressure is currently in the Northwest Caribbean Sea. Conditions are unfavorable for development over the next couple of days, however, gradual development is possible later this week as this system moves north into the Gulf of Mexico.

WHEN:

- Friday through the weekend

WHAT WE KNOW:

- Area of low pressure in the Caribbean will head into the Gulf of Mexico

- Gradual development into a tropical depression possible

- High surf is likely along the Gulf coast

- Moderate to High Rip Currents will likely be present through the holiday weekend

- Enhanced rainfall across Cuba and Florida this week through the weekend

POSSIBLE IMPACTS: * IMPACTS DEPENDS ON HOW THE SYSTEM EVOLVES

- Potential Flash Flood Risk

- Minor coastal flooding possible

It is too early to determine what, if any, impacts this system may have on the central Gulf Coast.

The Channel 3 First Warning Weather team will keep you updated on air and online!

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