Hurricane center issues low chances for Gulf storm development

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A disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has a slim chance of forming into a cyclone over the next five days, although its track appears to be away from Houston.

A non-tropical, low pressure area has a 20 percent chance of forming in the northern Gulf close to the coast by Saturday. While the possible area of formation stretches from the Texas-Louisiana border into Florida, the area is moving slowly to the northeast, away from Houston and Texas.

Meanwhile, a tropical depression continues to spin off the east coast of Florida. That system poses no threat to Houston or Texas.

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