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Subtropical system possible this weekend near the Bahamas

The National Hurricane Center and WINK Weather Team will be monitoring an area of low pressure this weekend for possible subtropical development.

Here’s how it could form: deep tropical moisture will be situated across South Florida and the Keys later this week along a stalled front. An area of low pressure will gradually develop along the front in the Bahamas and push northeast. This system could then become subtropical or a hybrid, gathering power and energy from both the water and atmosphere in the Atlantic Ocean.

Right now, the area of low pressure has not yet formed. Once it does, into the weekend, we’ll get a better idea of exact timing and potential development. Models do have a current disagreement on track and timing, but both the European and American models keep it away from Florida right now.

Residents along the east coast of Florida should prepare for higher-than-normal wave heights and hazardous beach conditions.

The first storm name of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is Arthur.

Reporter:Brittany Van Voorhees
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