According to the National Hurricane Center, the first tropical or subtropical storm is expected to develop off Florida this weekend.
A special tropical weather outlook was issued to discuss the potential for tropical development near the northwest Bahamas.
The outlook text also warns the low pressure over the Straits of Florida is producing a large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to develop into a tropical or subtropical storm by Friday evening. Also noted in the outlook, regardless of development, the disturbance has the potential to bring heavy rainfall to portions of the Florida Keys, southeast Florida and the Bahamas through Saturday. Tropical-storm-force wind gusts are also a possibility in the Florida Keys, southeast Florida, and the Bahamas during heading into the weekend.
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