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Tropical system could form off Florida coast late this week

This gathering moisture may act as the fuel needed to create tropical activity later this week. (WPEC)

Keep an eye on the Bahamas this week for possible tropical development.

Thunderstorms are beginning to gather across the Bahamas Sunday, but do not show of any tropical organization. That may change later this week as weather conditions become more favorable for development. While the thunderstorms fire up to our east, an upper-level-low will scoot through Florida and toward the Bahamas Monday. This will interact with the thunderstorms and will try to help in tropical formation. If any tropical system were to form, the earliest it would be is Wednesday…the latest Saturday/Sunday.

Tropical cyclones are most likely to form in and around Florida in October, compared to other parts of the Atlantic Basin. History shows us the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and Bahamas are the most likely places for tropical storms or hurricanes to form. We are just now exiting the peak of hurricane season. Around October 20 and thereafter, tropical activity significantly drops off. However the hurricane season lasts until November 30. Thus, stay with us for additional updates regarding any potential systems!

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