LIVE TRACK: Tropical disturbance heads toward Florida; 5 systems swirl

National Hurricane Center is watching 5 areas in the Atlantic

The tropics continue to bubble and boil Thursday, September 10, which marks the peak of the 2020 record-setting hurricane season.

The National Hurricane Center is watching 5 different areas in the Atlantic.

The updated tracks for both Tropical Storm Rene and Paulette continue to keep them far away from Florida.

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There is also some attention being paid to an area over the central Bahamas.

This cluster of showers and thunderstorms is drifting to the west and should be over Florida by Saturday afternoon.

The tropics continue to bubble and boil Thursday, September 10, which marks the peak of the 2020 record-setting hurricane season. (NHC)

The system has little to no chance of developing tropical characteristics before it makes it to Florida.

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It will help create yet another wet afternoon, however.

Once it gets past us and into the Gulf on Saturday there is a 50% chance it could organize into a tropical system as it continues west-northwest.

An area in the Gulf of Mexico, south of the Florida Panhandle, has a 20% chance of development as it travels southwest over the next few days.

Way across the ocean there is a strong wave set to move off the African coast Thursday that the Hurricane Center is giving a 90% chance of becoming a named storm.

This one looks healthy and will be of great interest as it treks west.


About the Author:

Tom Sorrells is News 6's Emmy award winning chief meteorologist. He pinpoints storms across Central Florida to keep residents safe from dangerous weather conditions.