Tropics update: Area of low pressure could develop as it meanders off Florida’s coast

System could increase rain chances for Central Florida Sunday

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The News 6 Pinpoint Weather team is monitoring an area of low pressure off of the east coast of Florida.

The National Hurricane Center is giving this disturbance a 50% chance to do develop into a tropical depression over the weekend, as well as the next five days.

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As of 2 a.m. Saturday, the low pressure system was located approximately 150 miles east of Daytona Beach. The system remains disorganized with limited showers and thunderstorms around the low. Environmental conditions are expected to become slightly more favorable for development, and a tropical depression could form during the next day or two while the system meanders near the Florida peninsula.

As the system remains nearby, it will initially pull in drier air to the peninsula, lowering rain chances for Saturday. The disturbance could move closer to Florida Sunday and Monday enhancing rain and storm chances.

The next named storm will be called Fred.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs through Nov. 30, with the peak of storm season being mid-September.

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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.