Weather alert: Hurricane forecasters watching 4 systems in Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico

September 6, 2013 

The tropics, Friday, 2 p.m. EDT National Hurricane Center

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring four potential trouble spots in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

As of Friday afternoon, the Hurricane Center was watching:

-- A tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampico, Mexico, that slowed its forward movement Friday, allowing it to become better organized.

-- The remnant of the former Tropical Storm Gabrielle, centered just north of the eastern Dominican Republic. While thunderstorms have become more concentrated, unfavorable upper-level winds are expected to slow development. There is a 20 percent chance of development during the next 48 hours. Some development is possible in a few days when the disturbance moves northward or northeastward ahead of a cold front over the central Atlantic Ocean.

-- An area of disturbed weather about 500 miles south of Bermuda associated with a trough of low pressure. Development is expected to be slow because of unfavorable upper-level winds. There is a 10 percent chance of development into a tropical storm over the next 48 hours.

-- A broad low pressure system associated with a tropical wave about 650 miles west of the Cape Verde Island. "Development of this system appears unlikely at this time due to unfavorable environmental conditions," the Hurricane Center said.

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