After a long calm spell, the tropics appear to be waking up, right on time as we approach the main part of the Atlantic hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center posted a 5-day outlook today that shows a wave coming off of Africa in the next day with a 40 percent chance of developing into a named storm. This storm is several days east of the Lesser Antilles and so a long time before the Southeast might have to worry about it, but it shows that conditions for tropical weather are starting to improve so get your preparations done if you have not already. You can follow the official forecasts at

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