Hurricane season is picking up in activity. Currently, there are 4 disturbances in the tropics and we are closely monitoring a system that has caught our attention.

This “broad area of low pressure, originating along the East Pacific coast of Central America, is forecast to move into the northwestern Caribbean Sea by this weekend,” said the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Chances of Development

This outlook is that this system could see some gradual development and possibly form into a tropical depression. According to the NHC, there is a “low (10 percent) chance of formation during the next 48 hours and a medium (50 percent) chance in the next 7 days.”

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“It is way too early to know the intensity or specific track of this system, or the impact on Florida, but it is clearly something to watch over the next few days,” said James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist.

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The Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa weather center is monitoring its slow northward track and forecasters believe it could enter the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

What Does This Mean for Alabama? Gulf Coast?

Spann said, “If a tropical system does form, most global models suggest the impact will be southeast of Alabama next week.”

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As this undeveloped system progresses, we will continue to bring you updates if there is a threat to the Alabama coast.

(Source) For more information from the National Hurricane Center, click here. To follow the Facebook Page of James Spann, click here.

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