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Tropics heating up early

Two systems in the Atlantic could be named

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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.

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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.

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Another cluster of storms has been given an 90 percent chance to become a named storm by the National Hurricane Center.

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All areas along the Gulf Coast should be paying attention this entity. At the very least it will bring heavy rain inland. 

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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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