First Alert Weather: Today is the peak of the 2019 Hurricane season

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While it has a zero percent chance of developing into a significant weather system in the next two days, the hurricane center says there is a 20 percent chance of development later this week.

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Besides Tropical Storm Gabrielle, the National Hurricane Center is watching two more potential tropical storms brewing in the Atlantic - and at least one of them may be heading near Florida.

But the hurricane season is tracking three other tropical waves - one of which may have an impact on this weekend's weather in Alabama. For one, Post- Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle is riding the westerlies toward Great Britain where it will bring late-week rain.

In fact, any storm that develops near the East Coast will have to battle against recently-cooled water thanks to Dorian. But what do forecasters predict for the remainder of the hurricane season?

Wednesday a weak shortwave is forecast to swing over the region near the Louisiana-Texas line which could increase our rain chances up to about 30-40%, with the best chance for a passing shower or storm near Lake Charles.

The hurricane center expects it to track to the northwest, into the Bahamas and over the Florida peninsula over the next few days.

NHC gave this system 2-day and 5-day odds of development of 20% and 20%, respectively. Limited development of this disturbance is expected during the next couple of days while it moves west-northwestward across the Bahamas.

Both North and SC received Hurricane Dorian as a Category 1 storm Friday morning, while Virginia was hit as well.

On Sunday N.S. Power C.E.O Karen Hutt called the situation a "worst case scenario".

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