A year after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, a tropical storm is brewing in the Caribbean off the northern coast of Venezuela that weather watchers warn could turn into the season's first hurricane.

So far this year there have been four named storms, none of which have turned into hurricanes–and only one, Alberto, made landfall as a tropical storm.

However, the National Weather Service's five-day forecast predicts that the storm developing near Venezuela could turn into a hurricane entering the Gulf of Mexico just off the northern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

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