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Low pressure off the Carolinas has a low chance to turn tropical

Over the next few days, a low pressure will develop off the Southeast coast with only a 10% chance to turn tropical.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — We are a little over one week away from the official start of hurricane season, and we have a new area to watch off the coast of the southeastern United States.

An upper-level low that has been bringing higher rain chances across Florida will migrate to the northeast over the Atlantic. As it moves into that area, it will have a better chance to become more organized down to the surface.

Still, it is not expected to turn tropical. It will likely be a coastal low-pressure system with non-tropical features. That is why the National Hurricane Center, as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, is only giving this area a 10% chance to develop before moving inland by the weekend.

Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

Either way, this system will bring high rain chances, gusty winds and dangerous surf conditions along the southeast for the weekend. For us here in Florida, it will drag down some slightly lower humidity and more sunshine for the weekend into Memorial Day.

Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

Overall, this is one area that we tend to watch for early-season development. Hurricane season starts next Thursday, June 1, but this Thursday, NOAA will release its prediction for the upcoming season at 11 a.m.  

Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

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