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Local Weather | Tropical Depression has formed in the Gulf

Altho the cyclone is intensifying, it will head away from us. It may briefly become a tropical storm .
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What we're tracking:

  • Tropical Depression has formed
  • The cyclone will  move away from us
  • Rip current risk increases again this weekend
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FRIDAY & THIS WEEKEND: The tropical cyclone will move away from us and thus less in the way of showers until  a front blows in Sunday.

RIP CURRENTS: The continued onshore flow and rough seas/surf will increase the rip current risk again this weekend. If you aren't a confident swimmer, either stay out of the water or swim near a lifeguard. You may want to only go waist deep if you do venture out!

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TROPICS: The National Hurricane Center began its regular tropical outlooks on Monday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m. New this season, the organization will be issuing 7-day outlooks versus 5-day outlooks on top of their 48-hour forecasts. There are no tropical threats at this time. The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 and it runs through November 30.

The two numbers given in the tropical outlook are the chance of at least a tropical depression forming in the next 48 hours through the next 7 days.

Once a low becomes at least a depression, or its imminent, the forecast cone is issued.The cone extends out 5 days. The cone paints the forecast track and possible errors in the forecast track of the vortex,not all of the cyclones impacts.


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Here's something to make you smile - and you might even learn a new tune, too! Two-and-a-half-year-old August sings "What's the Weather" and what Meteorologist Lauren Rautenkranz is now deeming as her "walk up song" before weathercasts. Thanks for sharing your grandson with us, Robyn!

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