Tropical systems in the Atlantic

Tropical systems in the Atlantic

Peak hurricane season doesn't really get going until mid-August, but things are pretty busy in July. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is tracking two official systems, Tropical Storm Beryl and Tropical Depression Three.

Beryl esd a Category One hurricane and is moving towards the Lesser Antilles. Beryl was forecast to weaken somewhat before reaching the islands. The NHC believes Beryl will stay tropical storm as its interacting with those areas. After that, the storm will keep moving west-northwest and an eventual entrance into the Gulf of Mexico is possible, but it's way to early to know if that will happen.

Tropical Depression Three is just east of the South Carolina coastline. The system is forecast to eventually move away from the United States after a day or so of wobbling. Tropical Depression Three is forecast to get stronger and may even become a hurricane in the coming days as it moves northeast. If it gets a little stronger and becomes a tropical storm, it will take on the name Chris.

Meanwhile, locally, Northwest Floridians can expect partly to mostly cloudy skies Saturday with a good chance for showers and storms to develop, especially in the afternoon. Peak temperatures will reach the upper 80s, though lower 90s can't be ruled out away from the coast.

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