Watching For Possible Tropical Depression In Gulf

Mother Nature appears to be doing her best to remind us this is the peak of hurricane season, with five named storms currently being tracked - three in the Atlantic, two in the Pacific.

There is also an area of interest in the northwestern Caribbean that the National Hurricane Center says could find some favorable conditions for development later in the week when it enters the Gulf of Mexico. It's too soon to say if the system will impact Louisiana.

North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia continue to warily watch Hurricane Florence churn in the Atlantic, which is forecast to be a major hurricane at landfall later this week.

NBC News Radio reports all three governors have already declared states of emergency.  Swells generated by Florence are already affecting portions of the East Coast and are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. 

Hurricane Issac continued to move west Monday as a low-end category 1 storm and is forecast to continue in that general direction over the week, though the National Hurricane Center notes confidence in this track is low, with some models in disagreement.

Issac's immediate impact will be felt in the Lesser Antilles by Thursday. The system could weaken into a tropical storm by the weekend.

Hurricane Helene looks to be a "fish storm", staying out over the open Atlantic. There is no immediate threat to land from Helene.

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