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After a quiet July, August started with the makings of a tropical storm.

According to forecasters, a fifth tropical depression is heading toward the Caribbean where it could become Tropical Storm Ernesto. It is not expected to affect Florida.

This month tends to bring a spike in hurricane activity. Forecasters expect a peak of the season to last from mid-August through October.

The six-month-long season ends Nov. 30.

More than 80 percent of all tropical storms and hurricanes form after Aug. 1. The majority of those start as tropical waves, systems that start at the coast of Africa, growing stronger as they pass over the Atlantic waters.

We will have more about this as information becomes available.

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