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Tropical storm Bret forms in Atlantic Ocean


Tropical storm Bret formed late Monday in the Atlantic Ocean near the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Sea, according to The Washington Post.

The Post reported that Bret appeared at an extremely unusual location so early in the 2017 hurricane season.

Twitter users on Monday voiced interest in Bret’s creation, which reportedly came amid an unusually active time in the Atlantic for hurricane season.

A second disturbance over the southern Gulf of Mexico, meanwhile, could reportedly reach America’s northern Gulf Coast with flooding and severe rain by the middle of this week.

The National Hurricane Center on Monday purportedly issued a tropical storm warning for the Intracoastal City to the Mouth of Louisiana’s Pearl River amid the weather activity.

The Post reported that the Gulf phenomenon is expected to morph into a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Cindy shortly.

Three to six inches or more of rain is reportedly a real possibility to fall from eastern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday and Thursday.

The weather also carries the potential for flash flooding, the Post reported, and storm surge is extremely likely.

Cindy forming would reportedly make it the season’s third named storm, and it would come nearly two months ahead of the average of Aug. 14.

Tropical Storm Colin purportedly formed on June 6, 2016, meaning the three-storm mark was reached even earlier last year.

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