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Area of disturbance to build in Gulf, increase our rain and storm chances next week

ORLANDO, Fla. — The tropics have been quiet so far after the start of the hurricane season on Saturday, but things are about to change.

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Any area of disturbance is forecast to develop next week in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

This area will build into a surge of moisture that will eventually lift north.

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There are no signs this area will develop into a tropical storm as of now, but we are monitoring it closely because the water temperatures are more July-like.

Regardless, this will help increase are chance of afternoon rain and storms next week.

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The National Hurricane Center is also monitoring several tropical waves off Africa’s coast, but they are not currently projected to develop.

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