One system has 50 percent chance of development over 5 days System may drift into Gulf after drenching Puerto Rico It’s time to start watching the Atlantic Ocean for storms that could turn into hurricanes. Two potential tropical systems are being tracked by the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami as they make their way across the warm waters west of Africa. One has a 50 percent chance of growing in the next five days, while the other has a 30 percent chance in the same period. Some of the most devastating hurricanes have formed in this part of the Atlantic, between the Caribbean Sea and the Cape Verde Islands. Tropical systems from this area can roil energy and commodity markets by disrupting oil and natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico and damaging crops in Florida. The heart of hurricane season usually extends from late August to […]