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MIAMI (AP) – A tropical depression that formed in the Florida Straits is moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it could soon become a tropical storm.

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The depression’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 35 mph (55 kph) with some strengthening expected during the next two days. Forecasters say it could become a tropical storm later in the day or overnight.

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Meanwhile, another tropical depression that formed west of Bermuda is moving toward the coast of North Carolina. That depression is expected to become a tropical storm overnight and threatens to bring wind and rain to eastern North Carolina.

Farther east, Hurricane Gaston has weakened a little as it drifts northward in the middle of the Atlantic.

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