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We’re watching the northern Gulf of Mexico after the National Hurricane Center in Miami announced that they expect an area of disturbed weather to crop up in the next few days.

Forecasters say there is a greater than 60% chance of tropical cyclone development in the Gulf.

The following is a statement released by National Hurricane Center forecasters on Monday morning:

A trough of low pressure, located on this Monday morning over central Georgia, is forecast to move southward toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, where a broad area of low pressure is expected to form in a couple of days. Some gradual development is possible thereafter and a tropical depression is likely to form by the end of the week while the low meanders near the northern Gulf Coast. Interests along the northern Gulf Coast and the Florida peninsula should monitor the progress of this system.

Regardless of development, this system has the potential to produce heavy rainfall along portions of the northern and eastern U.S. Gulf Coast later this week. For more information about the rainfall threat, please see products issued by your local weather forecast office - www.weather.gov - and the NOAA Weather Prediction Center - www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov

Get the latest on the tropics anytime by going directly to the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov