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National Hurricane center is monitoring area of low pressure near the Bahamas

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The National Hurricane Center says it is currently monitoring an area of low pressure that is developing near the Bahamas. According to the report, conditions are right for the area to develop some subtropical characteristics as it moves northeastward through Sunday. Forecasters say it has a 70% chance the system could develop into sub-tropical storm Arthur over the next five days, and it could affect the Bahamas and South Florida. There is some disagreement as to where it will develop, but no models have development impacting Florida directly.

If the area does develop, it will be before the official start of Hurricane Season which begins on June 1st. Stay informed with the latest storm alerts, shelter locations, evacuation zones, and more by visiting our Storm Central page.