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First Tropical Storm of the Season Brewing in the Gulf

(WDNews) – A disturbance near the western Gulf of Mexico coast is expected to develop into the first tropical storm of the season, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Described as a “very large” system, this weather event is poised to bring rain, coastal flooding, and strong winds to the Texas and northeastern Mexico coastlines. The NHC has issued a tropical storm warning for areas south of Port O’Connor, Texas, with conditions likely to start impacting the region by Wednesday.

Currently, the system’s winds are around 40 mph, with stronger gusts. There’s an 80% chance it will intensify into a tropical storm within the next two days, at which point it will be named Alberto.

Meanwhile, meteorologists are also monitoring two other weather disturbances in the area.

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