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NWS: Possibility of tropical development off Florida coast

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(IMG: WPMI) NWS: Possibility of tropical development off Florida coast

The National Hurricane Center says a sub-tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico has a 30 percent chance of developing into a named storm.

A large area of cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms extending from western Cuba across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Straits, and much of the Florida Peninsula is associated with a broad surface low and trough interacting with an upper-level low. This system could acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics while it moves slowly northward across the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the next few days. Regardless of subtropical or tropical cyclone formation, this system will enhance rainfall across portions of Florida and the northeastern Gulf Coast during the next few days.

This system will be bringing rain and thunderstorms to the Gulf Coast throughout the week.

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