National Hurricane Center highlights first disturbance of 2023 season

Disturbance northeast of the Bahamas not expected to develop

Tropical development

ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center highlighted its first disturbance of the 2023 hurricane season Sunday.

A broad area of low pressure is producing a large area of disturbed weather, which decreased Monday, extending a couple hundred miles northeast of the Bahamas. Environmental conditions have become more hostile since Sunday and development of this system is not expected.

Development chances over the next 48 hours and seven days are now near 0%.

New for the 2023 hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center extended its daily tropical weather outlooks to seven days versus the previous five.

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Hurricane season officially starts June 1.

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Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.