Tropical depression expected to form in Gulf this weekend

Victoria Reed

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The chances of tropical storms and hurricanes rise during Hurricane Season. According to The Hurricane Center, now there’s an 80 percent chance that a tropical storm could develop from a low-pressure system located in the southeast this weekend.

The low-pressure system is forecast to travel south toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico this week.

If the depression’s winds reach 39 mph, the storm could develop into Tropical Storm Barry.

This system can potentially result in heavy rainfall along parts of the northeastern U.S. Gulf Coast and the Florida peninsula, even if it doesn’t develop into a tropical storm, according to forecasters. 

Please use caution this weekend and pay close attention to changes in the weather.

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