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Hurricane forecasters watch potential low pressure system in Caribbean Sea

The National Hurricane Center said the system has a 30% chance of further development next week.
 
The National Hurricane Center is eyeing the Caribbean Sea where an area of low pressure could form next week.
The National Hurricane Center is eyeing the Caribbean Sea where an area of low pressure could form next week. [ The National Hurricane Center ]
Published Nov. 10, 2023|Updated Nov. 10, 2023

The National Hurricane Center is watching a portion of the Caribbean Sea, where an area of low pressure could develop next week.

Forecasters expect the large area of low pressure to form in the southwestern Caribbean Sea by the of the week, according to a Friday afternoon update from the Hurricane Center. Forecasters said the area of disturbed weather will likely meet favorable conditions and could development further.

The system does not currently pose a threat to land.

The hurricane center anticipates the system will drift slowly, and remain in the Caribbean Sea through the latter part of next week.

Forecasters are giving the system a 30% chance of development in the next seven days.

No other system is currently in the Atlantic or anticipated to form. The hurricane season’s end is in sight, when it will come to a close on Nov. 30.

Though tropical systems in November are rare, last year Hurricane Nicole made landfall exactly one year ago on Vero Beach as a weak Category 1 storm on Nov. 10. It was the second-latest hurricane to hit the United States in recorded weather history.

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