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Another hurricane could threaten the Gulf Coast this weekend

The season isn't over yet.
Tropical Depression Sixteen off the coast of Nicaragua on October 4, 2017.

Tropical Depression Sixteen off the coast of Nicaragua on October 4, 2017.


The brief lull in the Atlantic Ocean's activity seems to have come to an end . A new tropical depression is brewing in the western Caribbean Sea, and it could threaten the United States this weekend and early next week. It’s still too soon to know what effects the storm will have, but the threat exists for a potential hurricane to approach the Gulf Coast on Sunday or Monday.

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