80% chance of tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico this week

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It has been quiet so far this hurricane season, but that may change by the end of the week.

The National Hurricane Center is giving a cluster of energy over south Georgia and north Florida a 50% chance of developing over the next 2 days and an 80% chance of development over the next 5 days.

It is not necessarily unusual to see tropical development from a system that moves over the southeastern United States first. But, it is much more common to see development from tropical waves moving across the Atlantic Ocean. 

Since the system is still over land, it is hard for computer models to get a good idea of the potential storm's forecast.

Several inches of rain will be possible along the northern Gulf coast this weekend, regardless of the strength of the storm.

As the storm moves across the northern Gulf of Mexico, it could spin up tropical moisture and enhance the afternoon humidity and pop up storms in metro Atlanta.

The FOX 5 Storm Team will monitor new information through the week and provide updates as needed.


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