Hurricane forecasters tracking system in Caribbean

Hurricane forecasters on Tuesday morning (June 12) were tracking a system in the Caribbean Sea that they say has a low chance of developing into a tropical depression.

As of 7 a.m., the weather disturbance was producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the western Caribbean. Little development is expected during the next couple of days as it is forecast to move west over Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula.

However, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said environmental conditions could become slightly more conducive for some development when the system moves into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week.

Regardless of development, the weather disturbance will likely produce locally heavy rainfall across portions of Nicaragua,…

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