Hurricane center: Three tropical systems could develop soon. Will they affect Texas?

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The National Hurricane Center is tracking three tropical systems in what is already an “extremely active” hurricane season.

Two of the disturbances are expected to develop into tropical depressions as early as this weekend.

Disturbance 2, also known as Invest 98L, has a 90% chance of forming into a tropical depression in the next day or two and a 90% chance of forming within the next five days, the NHC said Wednesday morning.  

Disturbance 1 over the eastern Caribbean, also called Invest 97L, has an 80% chance of forming later this week or weekend, according to the NHC. The system has a 40% chance of forming in the next 48 hours. The NHC said it is more likely to form when it is over the northwestern Caribbean. 

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The third system that popped up Wednesday over Guinea and Sierra Leone in Africa has a 20% chance of forming in the next five days. The NHC said conditions for tropical cyclone formation are expected to become less favorable as the system moves into the central tropical Atlantic. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the “extremely active” 2020 hurricane season could see 19-25 named storms, seven to 11 of which will become hurricanes. 

So far, 11 storms have been named: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine and Kyle. Two of these were hurricanes: Hanna and Isaias. 

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Hurricane Hanna made landfall near Corpus Christi in late July as a Category 1 and caused millions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands without power

The next named storm of the 2020 season will be named Laura. 

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Daniella Medina is a digital producer for the USA TODAY Network. You can reach her at or on Twitter @danimedinanews. 

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