Eye on the Tropics

National Hurricane Center tracking possible tropical development in Atlantic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9 meteorologists are monitoring a non-tropical low-pressure system near Bermuda that could develop into something tropical or subtropical over the next few days.

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Meteorologist Brian Shields said the system will stay way out in the Atlantic and move farther away from the United States.

It poses no threat to Florida.


It could develop into a named system by the weekend. The first name on the National Hurricane Center’s list is Ana.

The system has a 60% chance of developing over the next five days.

The disturbance may briefly become a subtropical cyclone by this weekend while lingering in the vicinity of Bermuda. Early next week, the system is expected to move off to the northeast while weakening.

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The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.