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Hurricane forecasters still watching low-pressure system in Caribbean

Hurricane forecasters are watching a very disorganized low-pressure system in the Caribbean Sea that could strengthen.

The National Hurricane Center said the system, about 130 miles south of Grand Cayman, has about a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. After that, upper level winds will become unfavorable for development, the agency said.

Hurricane forecasters said the strongest thunderstorm activity was separated from the low-pressure system.

A reconnaissance aircraft scheduled to investigate the low-pressure system on Monday was canceled and rescheduled for Tuesday.

The system is expected to bring heavy rains that could cause flooding and mud slides in parts of Haiti and Jamaica as it moves to the north or northwest, according to the hurricane agency.

Tampa Bay could feel an indirect impact from the system as it moves to the north, according to Bay News 9. The region will see rain chances in the 20 to 30 percent range throughout the week.

Hurricane forecasters still watching low-pressure system in Caribbean 06/05/11 [Last modified: Monday, June 6, 2011 8:54am]
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