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Hurricane center expects Caribbean system to develop this week

Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel on

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A Caribbean system is expected to become the next tropical depression or storm sometime this week.

A series of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Caribbean Sea has a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm in the next two days and a 40% chance in the next five days, according to the NHC’s 8 a.m. Tuesday update.

The system, which was first identified Sunday evening and is associated with a surface trough of low pressure, is forecast to slowly develop toward the middle of the week, the NHC said. It is also expected to drift near the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras and move northwest.

If the system develops into a tropical storm, it will be the second named storm of the year, receiving the name Bonnie.

 

Earlier, the first storm of the year developed into Tropical Storm Alex, which formed from the remnants of the first Pacific storm of the year Hurricane Agatha, which passed over Mexico and into the Caribbean. After, the remnants shaped into what specialists called Tropical Cyclone 1. It later pushed large flood waters through South Florida while passing through the state and developed into Alex on June 5 after TC1 moved into the western Atlantic and soon fizzled away.

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