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All eyes on the tropics as system appears likely to form

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National Hurricane Center

(MIAMI, FL)– A large area low pressure looming near Hispaniola may make for a wet and windy election day on Tuesday.

The wide swath of showers and thunderstorms stands a 90% chance of developing into a tropical system in the next 5 days but the extent of its development is not yet clear.

The system is expected to track west to northwest where it will encounter conditions near the Bahamas conducive to gradual tropical development.

A subtropical or tropical depression is likely to form early next week.

As the system continues to develop its current track will take it across the Bahamas and towards South Florida bringing rainfall, gale-force winds and the possibility of increased beach erosion by Tuesday.

The strongest effects felt in South Florida, if any, would likely be on Wednesday and Thursday.

The tropics have remained active for the final month of the 2022 Hurricane Season with 13 named storms forming so far this year.

The next storm would be named Nicole.

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season ends November 30th and usually there is little activity past Halloween, when only about 7% of the season’s storms occur.

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