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Low chance of development in Gulf

No tropical threats to the northern Gulf this week

NEW ORLEANS — The National Hurricane Center started highlighting a low pressure area in the eastern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. They give it a very low chance of development (10%). It will drift westward, not toward our part of the Gulf Coast. It looks like it will have a small window to get organized but will soon reach strong upper level winds that keep it messy.

Tropical Storm Philippe formed on Saturday and is drifting westward in the Atlantic Ocean. It is expected to turn north over the open ocean and stay a tropical storm this week. Its current path would not threaten any land areas.

A tropical wave near Africa has a chance of development this week. This one could curve northward in the next few days and stay out over the ocean. The next name on the list is Rina.

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