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New tropical disturbance reported off Florida coast: NHC

A new line of low pressure moving off the coasts of northern Florida and Georgia is producing showers and thunderstorms, forecasters said.



FLORIDA — Days after Hurricane Beryl, now a weakening post-tropical cyclone near the Indiana-Ohio border, battered parts of the Caribbean, Mexico and Texas, forecasters are considering a new tropical disturbance, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A broad line of low pressure that has emerged in the Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of northern Florida and Georgia is producing some disorganized showers and thunderstorms, the NHC said.

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The system has a low chance of developing, only 10 percent over the next seven days.

“Environmental conditions appear only marginally favorable for some additional development of this system during the next few days before it moves inland over the Southeast.
United States this weekend,” the NHC said.

ABC Action News meteorologist Denis Phillips said there is no cause for concern.

“It’s not tropical. It will eventually be absorbed by a front,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “Nothing to worry about. In fact, the Carolinas are going through a major drought, so this could be quite helpful for some.”

Fox 13 meteorologist Paul Dellegatto wrote in a Facebook post: “General high pressure, dry air and Saharan dust will blanket much of the tropics this week with no new developments expected.”

In the Tampa Bay area, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the week. Check out the latest forecast for the region from the National Weather Service:

  • Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high of 91. Heat index up to 100. West wind 3 to 8 mph. 30 percent chance of precipitation.
  • Monday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 80°F. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
  • Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high of 91. Heat index values ​​as high as 102. West northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than one-tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Thursday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 77. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
  • Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high of 90. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
  • Friday Night: A chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8 p.m., then scattered showers and thunderstorms between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.