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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Two.

The system is located in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico and is packing sustained winds up to 35 mph. The current storm motion is drifting south at 5 mph.

This system will interact with a lot of wind shear, so this storm is anticipated to quickly weaken through the end of the weekend. In the meantime, Tropical Depression Two is forecast to slide south paralleling the west coast of Florida. Aside from increased wave activity, the system poses no direct threat to the Northern Gulf Coast.

We will continue to track the tropics all season long.