Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 forms off Florida’s coast

ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9 meteorologists are monitoring several tropical areas in the Atlantic Ocean.


11:25 a.m. update:

The National Hurricane Center confirmed Thursday that Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 has formed off the coast of Florida.

The low-pressure area is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to parts of the southeast and mid-Atlantic coasts, officials said.

The storm system may also bring life-threatening storm surges.

The system is currently moving north at 9 mph and is not projected to impact Florida.

Channel 9 meteorologist Kassandra Crimi will have live updates on the system on Eyewitness News at Noon.

Previous report:

An area off the coast of Georgia may develop as it moves up toward Maryland.

Another area off the coast of Africa will develop as it moves west.

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It’s too early to know what comes of that.

If either system becomes named, it will be called Ophelia.

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Hurricane Nigel is quickly moving to the northeast in the Central Atlantic and will stay out to sea and way from the U.S.

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