The National Hurricane Center is giving an area of cloudiness and showers in the Gulf of Mexico a 20 percent chance of developing into something tropical within the next five days.While conditions are not favorable for development in the short term, hurricane center forecasters said something could begin to grow later this week when the system moves into the central or eastern Gulf of Mexico. This is the second special Tropical Weather Outlook the hurricane center has issued this month ahead of the official June 1 start date of hurricane season. The first disturbance’s tropical hopes fizzled last week, but brought widespread heavy rain to South Florida.WEATHER LOVERS: Be in the know with our weekly WeatherPlus newsletter. Sign up now! Forecasters have been watching the Caribbean for potential development for days, but the models have differed on the timing and strength of what may come. If the disturbance does form into a tropical storm, it would be named Alberto. For the past three years, tropical systems have formed before the June 1 start date of hurricane season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in April 2017. In 2016, Hurricane Alex formed in January, followed by Tropical Storm Bonnie spinning up in May. Tropical… Read full this story
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