Tropics heating up early
Two systems in the Atlantic could be named
ROANOKE, Va. – Hurricane season has officially rolled around as it does every year on June first, but it is fairly uncommon to see the tropics heat up like this in the mid-June.
Two clusters of storms in the Atlantic have the opportunity to develop into some kind of tropical system over the next few days or so.
One of the areas of interest develop and moved off the coast of Africa, something we typically don't see until later in the season.
These thunderstorms have a 50 percent chance to materialize into a named tropical system as it moves west.
Another cluster of storms has been given an 90 percent chance to become a named storm by the National Hurricane Center.
All areas along the Gulf Coast should be paying attention this entity. At the very least it will bring heavy rain inland.
Depending upon where it comes ashore, Southwest Virginia could pick up some of that tropical moisture toward the end of next week.
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