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Tropics Blog 6/25: Quiet end to June

Atlantic tropical activity looks to take a break as June ends. Atlantic tropical activity looks to take a break as June ends.
June typically brings "homegrown" storms or storms that form in the Gulf or Caribbean. June typically brings "homegrown" storms or storms that form in the Gulf or Caribbean.
As the Atlantic warms in July, it's more common to see storms form off the coast of Africa as they trek westward. As the Atlantic warms in July, it's more common to see storms form off the coast of Africa as they trek westward.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

As June draws to a close, there are no signs that we'll see any Atlantic tropical activity over the next five days.

That's great news and it gives us a chance to catch our breath after what has been a fairly active first month of hurricane season.

Danielle was our most recent named tropical storm. But, we typically don't see four named systems until late August, according to the National Hurricane Center.

"If we were to see any tropical action before the month ends, the greatest potential would lie in the Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean Sea where the warmest waters currently reside, not so much out in the open Atlantic Ocean where there is cooler water," WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams said. "But, the Gulf looks to be generally dominated by high pressure and the Caribbean will be full of strong wind shear over the next five days which should thwart any tropical development."

Heading into July, as the Atlantic warms up, we do typically start to see more storms form off the coast of Africa as they make their way westward across the Atlantic.

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