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Weather system swirls near Florida

1st named storm will be called Ana

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A weather system continues to swirl off Florida's east coast, and there's a good chance that it could develop further.

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"We continue to track an area of low pressure that's center is just off the coast of south Florida," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

The National Hurricane Center said the system has a 60 percent chance development over the next two days. 

If it were to become a named storm, it would be called Ana.  The last named storm that formed in May was Alberto, in 2012. 

The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is June 1.

"The area of low pressure to the south will continue to move to the north and away from Central Florida," Bridges said.  "Rain chances, however, will continue off and on throughout Wednesday at 30 percent."

Bridges said most of the rain will be a light, but added that there will be pockets of heavy downpours with gusts greater than 35 mph as showers move onshore.

"Rain chances will continue through the evening hours if you're making evening plans," Bridges said. 

Rain chances will be a little lower for Thursday and Friday -- 20 and 10 percent, respectively -- as drier air works in.

Temperatures will reach the upper 80s through Mother's Day weekend in the Orlando area.

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Rain chances will be from 10 percent on Saturday and 20 percent on Mother's Day.


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