Tropical depression could form in the Gulf of Mexico
It's increasingly likely that a tropical depression could develop in the Gulf of Mexico.
Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure in the southwestern gulf have become better organized, and the National Hurricane Center says the disturbance is likely to become a tropical depression late this week or over the weekend.
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As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, there was a 50 percent chance that the disturbance would become a tropical cyclone within two days and a 70 percent chance it would become a tropical cyclone within five days.
The National Weather Service's Houston/Galveston office said it's too early to tell if there will be any impacts to southeast Texas.
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