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NHC: Tropical Cyclone May Form Off Florida

MIAMI, Florida – As of 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, September 17, 2015, the National Hurricane Center issued a tropical outlook due to the presence of a large area of disturbed weather, extending from the southeastern Gulf of Mexico northeastward across Florida, that is associated with a broad trough of low pressure.

According to NHC forecasters, this system is expected to move northeastward and spread heavy rains over portions of the Florida peninsula during the next two days. Upper-level winds are not favorable for tropical cyclone formation at this time, but conditions could become a little more conducive for tropical or subtropical development during the weekend when the system reaches the western Atlantic.

This system has a low chance (30%) of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next 5 days.

Meanwhile, another area of of low pressure located about 600 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands continues to show signs of organization. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for the formation of a tropical depression during the next day or two while this system moves west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph over the central tropical Atlantic.

This system has a high chance (80%) of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next 5 days.

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