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Sunday evening Tropics check (6/18/2017)

Broad area of low pressure, tropics check: 6/18/2017 pm
Posted at 6:11 PM, Jun 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-18 14:50:59-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) -- All eyes are still on the two areas of interest within the tropics.

Starting closest to home, is a broad area of low pressure  near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. This area of interest does not have a defined center of circulation, but does have large areas of showers and thunderstorms, and gusty winds. Over the course of tonight and tomorrow morning, this low pressure is expected to move over the Yucatan Peninsula into the south or central part of the Gulf of Mexico. There will be gradual development as it does so. At this time, there is a 90% chance of formation into a tropical depression in the next 5 days. It is important to note that models have not been in great agreement as to where this low could go after reaching the Gulf. There is a chance that it could near the Florida panhandle. If it does so, we'll likely see breezier conditions and more rain for the middle part of the week.

The second area of interest is about 800 miles east southeast of the Windward Islands. This area has a 60% chance of formation in the next 5 days, and is expected to continue moving west northwest at 20 mph.

No matter what happens to either of these areas, the Storm Team will be watching and updating you along the way.

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