2 Caribbean storms pose potential hurricane threat to US

Tropical Satellite image of Tropical Storm Laura on August 21, 2020. (Photo: WWAY)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Laura has formed in the eastern Caribbean and forecasters say it could pose a hurricane threat to the U.S. eastern Gulf Coast.

And if that’s not enough a second system also may hit the U.S. western Gulf Coast after running across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

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The National Hurricane Center Friday forecast both to make it into the Gulf of Mexico next week in what would be a simultaneous threat to the entire region. But there’s lots of uncertainty.

First, Laura has to survive encounters with Puerto Rico, Hispanola and Cuba.

Get the latest tropical update here.