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First named storm of season now has 70 percent chance of forming in two days

If it reaches subtropical storm status, it would be named Arthur.

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center continue to monitor an area of low pressure in the Atlantic Ocean that has the potential to become the first named storm of the 2020 hurricane season this weekend.

If it reaches subtropical storm status, it would be named Arthur.

Forecasters say the system is expected to bring heavy rains and gusty winds this weekend when it will be parked near or north of the northwestern Bahamas. It is expected to move northeast over the western Atlantic early next week.

Forecasters give it a 70 percent chance of becoming a subtropical storm in the next two days.

“Regardless of development, the disturbance is expected to bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of southeastern Florida and the central and northwestern Bahamas over the next couple of days,” the hurricane center said.

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