The National Hurricane Center in Miami says satellite imagery indicates a tropical depression or tropical storm could be forming about 90 miles north of Cancun, Mexico.
An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is currently enroute to investigate the area and if it confirms the presence of a circulation advisories will be initiated this afternoon. The Hurricane Center says interests in the central and western Gulf of Mexico should monitor this system as it moves west-northwestward near 15 mph. Forecasters say this system has a near 100 percent of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
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