NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – September 10 is the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season.

As if on cue the Atlantic ocean shows intense tropical activity from three storms — all of which were just tropical storms Sunday.

As of Monday, all three were hurricanes with another system developing south of Cuba:

We have focused so much of our attention on the powerful category four Hurricane Florence but we can’t take our eye off the Caribbean. There is a tropical circulation trying to take shape just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Over the next couple of days that circulation is forecast to move slowly northwest over land as it passes into the Gulf of Mexico. Once over the warm Gulf water and free of any obstruction from land, it could quickly develop into a named storm by Thursday or Friday.

If this happens we will have to monitor this storm carefully. It could easily threaten the Texas shoreline with the moisture plume from the storm reaching into north Texas. Stay tuned.