National Hurricane Center monitors 2 disturbances in Gulf, Atlantic

Tropical cyclone in Atlantic could become Tropical Storm Bret later Monday

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - It's getting to be that time of year again.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is monitoring disturbances in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, one of which could become the next tropical storm.

A tropical cyclone churning in the Atlantic is located about 400 miles east-southeast of Trinidad. It could become Tropical Storm Bret later Monday.

Its maximum sustained winds are 40 mph. It was moving west at 25 mph.

Local 10 News meteorologist Julie Durda said computer models have it moving toward the Windward Islands and into the Caribbean Sea later this week.

Another disturbance closer to home in the Gulf of Mexico has a 90 percent chance of development within the next five days.

The area of low pressure is nestled near the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.

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