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Tropical Storm Bill could form in Gulf of Mexico

National Hurricane Center calls for 90 percent chance of development

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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – An area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico could soon become the next tropical storm.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that the disorganized system has a 90 percent chance of development in the next five days.

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Forecasters said upper-level winds are likely to become more favorable for the development as the system moves north-northwest across the western Gulf. If the system becomes better organized, it could become Tropical Storm Bill.

There is good news for South Florida, however.

"We know that that system will continue to push away from us," Local 10 News meteorologist Julie Durda said.

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