Tropical storm season warms up in the Gulf

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The scores of tropical waves that form every year get little attention in South Florida unless they develop into something more potent. Complicating matters this storm season is the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is also a tropical storm hot spot.

According to Thursday afternoon's National Hurricane Center Tropical Weather Outlook, the most recent tropical wave, now sitting in the western Caribbean, remained disorganized, but there is a 60 percent chance it will become a tropical depression or tropical storm within days.

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