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Tropical depression 9 (TD9) has formed, formerly known as Invest 99L. TD9 will be moving into the Gulf of Mexico and has the potential to become a tropical storm in the coming days. The general forecast track is still up in the air, but the general motion is for TD9 to move due west into the central Gulf then move back to the northeast. At this moment in time doesn’t seem to pose a direct threat to our area but we will need to watch closely so stay tuned.
Hurricane Gaston continues to churn in the central Atlantic. Poses no threat to the mainland US.
Tropical Depression 8 is currently off the east coast and may form into a tropical storm within the next day. It may affect Carolina Coast.
There is a tropical wave coming off Africa that has a MEDIUM chance of formation in the next 5 days.
Local Forecast –
While things are active in the tropics, things back at home have been fairly quiet. Tonight expect more of the same. Maybe a passing shower early this evening, but tonight partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 70s.
For Monday expect typical summer condition. Highs in the lower 90s with a decent chance of showers and maybe a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
This coming up week will see a similar pattern to Today, however with what is going on in the tropics that is subject to change by mid to late week. Once again stay tuned to News 5 for the latest.