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Several tropical cyclone basins become active

Scattered showers associated with a weak cold front this morning will give way to clearing skies and generally cooler weather for the weekend. By early next week, the effects of tropical storm Hermine will begin to manifest themselves as overcast skies, a chance of rain, and perhaps some gusty winds. Although most models show the storm weakening as it enters the cooler waters of the north Atlantic coast, much uncertainty remains about its track.

The National Hurricane Center is closely monitoring five tropical systems as activity flares up across the Atlantic and East Pacific. Of primary interest, tropical storm Hermine continues to gain strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. After making landfall around the Florida Panhandle early tomorrow morning, Hermine is expected to continue up the eastern seaboard. Luckily, the system is expected to remain a tropical storm as it traces a path commonly followed by east coast winter storms.