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.
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-- 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.