Watching for Nate to form in the Caribbean, possibly Gulf by Saturday

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While there were no named storms Tuesday, the FOX 13 weather team says it appears likely that Tropical Storm Nate will form in the Caribbean over the next few days.

A broad area of low pressure, now pinned Invest 90L, forms in the southwest Caribbean.

Wind shear is incredibly high in the Gulf and portions of the western Caribbean. It is much lower in the southwest Caribbean near Invest 90L. This favors gradual organization.

Invest 90L will lift northward through the end of the work week. While upper-level winds will be elevated during this time, water temperatures are warm enough for tropical cyclone development.

Invest 90L heads for the Gulf of Mexico by Saturday morning. It is too early to say where future Nate will head, but interest in the northern Gulf coast from Louisiana to Florida need to stay informed.

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