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'Likely to form': the next tropical depression or storm

A tropical wave in the southwest Caribbean Sea will likely become our next tropical depression or tropical storm by Monday. A tropical wave in the southwest Caribbean Sea will likely become our next tropical depression or tropical storm by Monday.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Our next tropical depression or tropical storm will likely form by Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A tropical wave, called 'Invest 90-L' in the southwest Caribbean Sea has a high chance to become our next tropical depression or tropical storm by Monday.

While it's still far too early for a confident long-range forecast, some computer model forecasts suggest that 90-L will not be moving much over the next five days, causing heavy rains for areas in that region.

"Typically, the Gulf Coast region does not see many tropical threats this late into hurricane season," said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "This is because, during late autumn, we have more frequent cold fronts that pass across the region, allowing for protective high pressure ridges to set up over us and prevent tropical systems from getting too close."

Hurricane season officially ends November 30th. The next available tropical system name on the list is Otto.

Stay tuned to WLOX for further updates on the tropics.

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