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Area of low pressure moves into Gulf of Mexico

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MIAMI, FL (WAFB) -

The National Hurricane Center said satellite images indicate the area of low pressure in the Caribbean has moved offshore of the Yucatan Peninsula and into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Forecasters said although the shower and thunderstorm activity remains disorganized and well to the east and northeast of the center of the low, conditions could become more favorable for development if it moves toward the west or west-northwest.

They added if the low takes a more northward path, it would move into an area less conducive for development.

Forecasters said the system still has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours and a 60 percent chance of that happening during the next five days.

An Air Force reconnaissance plane had been scheduled to investigate the disturbance later in the day, but the flight was canceled.

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