Tropics Watch: Here’s how disturbance off Florida will impact Orlando area

Strong rip currents, high seas over Memorial Day weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. – A frontal boundary and trough of low pressure are producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms off the coast of the southeastern United States.

A non-tropical area of low pressure is expected to form along the frontal boundary by Friday night.

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The system appears unlikely to become a subtropical or tropical cyclone since it is forecast to remain frontal while moving generally northward and inland over the Carolinas late Saturday or Sunday.

Regardless of subtropical development, the system is likely to produce gusty winds, dangerous surf and rip current conditions along portions of the southeastern United States, including Florida, through the weekend.

Heavy rainfall is expected in portions of the Carolinas and Virginia during the next few days.

Hazardous marine conditions are also expected over the coastal and offshore waters where gale and storm warnings are in effect.

The National Hurricane Center says the weather system has a 10% chance of further development.

Hurricane season officially begins June 1.

Here is the full list of 2023 storm names.

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From chasing tornadoes and tracking the tropics, to forecasting ice storms and other dangerous weather, Troy Bridges has covered it all! Troy is an award-winning meteorologist who always prepares you for the day ahead on the News 6 Morning News.