Hurricane Center is observing two disturbances, one near Florida

The National Hurricane Center monitors two areas of weather that are conducive to the formation of tropical systems. One is off the coast of Florida.

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Florida could see a tropical system off the East Coast sometime next week, but chances remain low, forecasters said. Another area of ​​weather conducive to system formation is also being monitored near Mexico.

In its 8 p.m. tropical weather outlook, the National Hurricane Center said an area of ​​low pressure could develop a few hundred miles northeast of the central Bahamas by the middle of next week.

Where it may form included much of Florida’s east coast. As a system is born, it will develop slowly as it moves westward or west-northwestward away from the state.

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The probability that the disruption will occur in the next two days is zero, and the probability is low: 20% in the next seven days.

The hurricane center also predicts that a broad area of ​​low pressure could develop over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico within a day or two.

“Environmental conditions appear conducive to the gradual development of this system, and a tropical depression could form by the middle of next week as the system slowly moves westward or west-northwestward,” the center said.

Regardless of formation, the disturbance is expected to cause several days of heavy rainfall in southern Mexico and Central America.

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