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Tropics quiet in Gulf through weekend, monitoring wave in Atlantic

A tropical wave about 1600 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is showing signs of slow development Thursday morning (7-27-17) A tropical wave about 1600 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is showing signs of slow development Thursday morning (7-27-17)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

As we enter the final stretch of July and deeper into the heart of Hurricane Season, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean are expected to stay quiet over the next 3-5 days.

However, a tropical wave about 1600 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is getting better organized and has a slim chance of organizing into a tropical depression into the weekend.

The tropical wave must overcome some struggles if it wants to survive, as there is plenty of dry air and wind shear inhibiting rapid development.

If it becomes a tropical storm it will be named Emily.

The WLOX First Alert Weather Team is tracking this disturbance closely. As of now, this does not appear to be a threat to the US or south Mississippi. 

Eric Jeansonne
WLOX Meteorologist 

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