The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Tropics remain active into fall as chances for development increase

Start your day with the latest weather news – We are already halfway through October, but the tropics are not slowing down as there are several areas to watch in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic.

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Hurricane HQ: High chance for development in Atlantic as Southwest's next rainmaker is brewing in Eastern Pacific

It may be mid-October, but there is still plenty to watch in the tropics. 

Invest 94L currently has a high chance of forming in the Atlantic over the next week. The National Hurricane Center says that a tropical depression is expected to form in the next few days as the area of showers and thunderstorms becomes more organized. 

The tropical weather outlook for the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins.
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In the Eastern Pacific, forecasters are watching Invest 90E and an area off the coast of southern Mexico and Central America.

Invest 90E, located a few hundred miles offshore of the southwestern coast of Mexico, could soon form into a tropical depression. As the system continues to strengthen, it will be named Norma and is expected to track near Cabo San Lucas, then eventually move into northern Mexico and bring moisture to the Southwest and Texas

Current chance of development for Invest 90E in the Eastern Pacific.
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The other area the NHC is watching is a low-pressure system expected to form south of the Guatemala coast over the next few days. The system is expected to form into a tropical depression over the weekend as the system meanders over the far eastern Pacific basin. 

Fall has fallen

A fall chill has resulted in more than 200 million Americans feeling below-average temperatures, with a good portion of the South and Southeast feeling the coolest air since spring

The FOX Forecast Center says morning low temperatures will dip into the 40s from the Plains to the East Coast through midweek. 

The high temperatures for Tuesday across the eastern U.S.
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