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Hurricane HQ: Two areas to watch in the Atlantic; 3 to watch in the Eastern Pacific
The National Hurricane Center continues to track Invest 96L and Invest 97L in the Atlantic basin.
Forecasters say that 96L has a high chance of developing into a tropical depression by early this week. The area of low pressure is located about 750 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands.
The second area, Invest 97L, is situated just off the coast of the Carolinas.
The NHC says that the area of showers and thunderstorms has a 30% chance of formation over the next two and seven days.
In the Eastern Pacific, forecasters are watching two other areas for possible development.
Invest 96E has a high chance for development, as the area of showers and thunderstorms is located south of the southern coast of Mexico.
A second area is located just to the northwest of 96E. Forecasters say this area has a 20% chance of development over the next seven days.
Meanwhile, further west, the NHC has outlined an additional area for possible tropical development.
Forecasters say that the area located about 1,100 miles southwest of southern Baja California has a 10% chance of development over the next seven days.
Dangerous heat continues to bake the South, Southeast
The South and Southeast will be in for another scorching week as the brutal heat and humidity remain for millions across the southern U.S.
Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are expected across portions of the region. The FOX Forecast Center says that heat indices will be above 105 degrees and may even reach 110–115 degrees in some spots from the Southern Plains to the Southeast Coast.
Southwest monsoon begins ramping up
Even though the official start of the season started in mid-June, monsoon season in the Southwest finally appears to be getting into full swing, with increasing moisture that's bringing storms and possible flooding.
Storms will be more widespread, and rain chances increase each afternoon through the week across the region.
The showers and storms will bring a bit of relief from the heat to parts of the Southwest through at least midweek.
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