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Study says hurricanes getting stronger, slower and wetter

Posted: 5:41 PM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-25 23:46:49Z

There's a new study that says hurricanes are evolving.

In general, we can expect stronger storms that move much slower with more rain.

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As Alberto looms in the Gulf of Mexico, local storm chaser Jeff Gammons reflected on the devastating Hurricane Harvey.

"Everything that is most dangerous in a hurricane," said Gammons.

It was a storm that brought a record 60 inches of rain.

"2017 was definitely storms that brought a lot of rain between Irma in Florida and Harvey in Texas," said Gammons.

This new research suggests Harvey could be a good example of what's to come.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research says rising temperatures linked to climate change may create storms that are slower with torrential downpours.