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Disturbance in the Gulf to bring wet, windy weather to Central Florida; see timing

ORLANDO, Fla. — A disorganized disturbance in the eastern Gulf of Mexico will bring scattered rain and gusty winds to Central Florida this week.

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The area of interest has a low chance of formation -- 10% in the next two days; 20% in the next seven days -- as it meanders over the Gulf during the next several days, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday.

Certified meteorologist George Waldenberger said the system is forecast to move across Florida on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, emerging into the Atlantic Ocean by early next week.

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The system could produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds over portions of Florida later this week.

Expect more humidity and scattered storms Wednesday and areas of heavy rain and storms Thursday and Friday.

If the system organizes, it could also bring gusty winds during those days, Waldenberger said.

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He said that if the system does develop, it would likely happen after it passes over Florida and moves into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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