Tropical Storm Bill forms off Carolina coast, 2 areas to watch

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As we enter mid-June, there are two areas of interest to watch in the Atlantic Basin as well as newly formed Tropical Storm Bill.

Bill formed Monday night as of the 11 p.m. advisory. The storm poses no threat to Southwest Florida, or the United States states, as it’s expected to head northeast.

Meanwhile, a disturbance is expected to sit in the Bay of Campeche over the next few days before drifting northward toward Texas and Louisiana this weekend, bringing the threat of heavy rain.

The National Hurricane Center gives this area of interest a 70% chance of becoming a depression or weak tropical storm.

A powerful tropical wave exited Africa yesterday and is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms.

This wave has the potential to become a tropical depression over the next few days before dry air, wind shear, and cooler water temperatures will likely weaken the system.

All three of these systems are no immediate threat to us. The next name on the 2021 Atlantic hurricane list is Claudette, followed by Danny.

You can trust the Weather Authority to keep you updated all season long!

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