Hurricane center keeps tabs on system in tropics

Orlando area to see hot, dry weather all week

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager, Troy Bridges - Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center is watching an area of low pressure in the Atlantic, well off Florida's east coast.

As of Monday afternoon, the hurricane center was giving the system a 70% chance of development over the next two days.

The system could develop into a short-lived subtropical or tropical storm as early as Monday night while moving north or northeast, away from Florida. It could prove to be an issue for Bermuda, however.

By Wednesday, conditions are forecast to become unfavorable for any further potential development.

"Bottom line: This is not our storm," News 6 meteorologist Tom Sorrells said.

There is, however, a high risk of rip currents along Florida's east coast beaches this week, due, in part, to the system.

Hurricane season officially starts June 1.

The first named storm of the season will be called Andrea.

Orlando-area forecast

There's a 20% chance of rain Monday in Central Florida, but it will be mostly sunny with a high near 92.

Overnight lows will be near 70.

Highs will remain 90 degrees or warmer through Memorial Day weekend, with almost no chance of rain.

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