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Tropical disturbance off east coast of Florida to bring heavy rainfall

While the chance of further development is low, the system will bring heavy rains to the state.
Meteorologists are keeping watch on a system in the mid-Atlantic that could develop into a tropical storm sometime in the next two days. A system off the eastern coast of Florida will bring heavy rainfall to the state before moving to the east, north of the Bahamas. [National Weather Service]
Meteorologists are keeping watch on a system in the mid-Atlantic that could develop into a tropical storm sometime in the next two days. A system off the eastern coast of Florida will bring heavy rainfall to the state before moving to the east, north of the Bahamas. [National Weather Service]
Published Oct. 8
Updated Oct. 8

A tropical disturbance formed off the eastern coast of Florida overnight.

The trough of low pressure, which has less than a 10-percent chance of further development during the next five days, will bring heavy rainfall to portions of the state over the next day or so.

The Tampa Bay area should see minimal effects from the system . Temperatures will range from the mid-70s to mid-80s through Thursday. The forecast currently calls for an increased chance of rain Wednesday night.

The system is expected to begin shifting to the north of the Bahamas today.

In the mid-Atlantic, forecasters are keeping an eye on a system developing east of Bermuda. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service expect the disturbance to metastasize into a storm later today.

The storm has a 40-percent chance of developing into a cyclone in the next 48 hours.


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