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Tropics are bubbling; third named storm on the way?

National Hurricane Center giving area 30% chance of formation

In the Central Atlantic tonight there is an area of disorganized weather.
In the Central Atlantic tonight there is an area of disorganized weather. (National Hurricane Center)

It’s not even June, but the tropics are already bubbling.

There have already been two named storms -- Arthur and Bertha -- and the National Hurricane Center is now keeping tabs on a system of disorganized weather in the central Atlantic.

The hurricane center is giving the area a 30% chance of formation over the next five days.

The official forecast calls for it to move to the north over cooler waters and an otherwise unfavorable environment.

Before it moves that far north, though, it may become subtropical Friday or Saturday.

If it does end up becoming a named system, it will be named Cristobal.

Hurricane season officially begins June 1.


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