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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The National Hurricane Center is watching two systems Monday — Julia, which has weakened from a tropical storm to a depression, and a disturbance that has a low chance of becoming a depression this week.
Forecasters found the area of disturbed weather just to the north of Julia. It is expected to move westward toward the southwest Gulf of Mexico over the next day or two.
“Some slight development of this system is possible by mid-week if the disturbance remains over water,” the NHC said.
It has a 20% chance of becoming a tropical depression in the next 48 hours.
NHC added that increasing upper-level winds should prevent significant development later this week.
Tropical Depression Julia
The NHC is warning of flash flood and mudslide risks as Julia weakens over Central America Monday morning.
At 11 a.m. ET Monday, the storm was about 35 miles east-northeast of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was moving west-northwest at 15 mph.
It’s expected to dissipate by Monday night.
The next named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is Karl.