Weather officials watch system with “40 percent chance of development into a tropical cyclone”

Published 9:08 am Thursday, August 24, 2023

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An area of low pressure could form in a couple of days over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

(Courtesy of the National Weather Service)

Some gradual development of this system is possible over the weekend and early next week, and a tropical depression could form while it moves slowly northward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring the area of disturbed weather that will move into the western Caribbean over the next couple of days before moving north.

This disturbance has a 40 percent chance of development into a tropical cyclone over the next seven days.