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Tropical Storm Dolly Forms in Southwest Gulf

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Tropical Storm Dolly formed overnight in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Meteorologist Jeff Huffman says the storm is no threat to Florida.

Dolly became our season's fourth named storm just hours after the fourth month of the season began. The tropical storm appeared healthy on satellite data, and some strengthening will likely occur today before it moves ashore in northeast Mexico early Wednesday. Tropical Storm Dolly is no threat to the State of Florida.

Elsewhere in the tropics, a tropical wave in the upper part of the atmosphere is forecast to approach Florida by Thursday, bringing with it only an increased chance for heavy rain at times. No tropical development is expected with this system. Farther out in the Atlantic, a strong tropical wave is expected to move off the west coast of Africa by week's end, and there is a low chance this feature might develop by the weekend.

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