Weather system to trek off Florida coast

Area of low pressure could become named storm

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ORLANDO, Fla. – All eyes are on a weather system near the Bahamas that could become the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.


"We are tracking an area of low pressure moving through the Bahamas and riding along the coast of Florida for the end of the week," Local 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said. "If the low strengthens enough, it could get the name Ana."

The National Hurricane Center said the system has a 20 percent chance of forming over the next 48 hours and a 40 percent chance over the next five days.

The hurricane season officially begins June 1.

Rain chances will range from 20 to 30 percent through the end of the week.

Afternoon high temperatures will be below average Wednesday in Orlando, reaching the low 80s. The average high in Orlando is 86 degrees.

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By Mother's Day weekend, rain chances will be 20 percent.  Afternoon high temperatures will be near 90 degrees for Mother's Day.

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Hurricane Katrina, a Category 2 storm with winds of 135 mph, made landfall at Empire, La., at about 7 a.m. ET on Aug. 29, 2005.

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