Gulf of Mexico gets active this week

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Though the official Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, the vast majority of tropical storms and hurricanes happen from August through October. The long-term average peak comes in early September. In June and July, it’s very common to have very little tropical storm activity.

Later this week, there’s the potential for a tropical depression or tropical storm in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This will likely leave our local weather pattern warm and dry later this week into the weekend.