Tropical system in Atlantic Ocean expected to develop soon

Forecasters still expect an area of low pressure to form into a tropical depression on Sunday or Monday, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

The system has been given an 80 percent chance to develop in the next two days and a 90 percent chance in the next five days. It’s projected to follow the same path as Hurricane Gaston, which moved into the central Atlantic Ocean without presenting any problems to land.

If this storm gets a name, it would be called Ian.

Two other systems are much closer to Florida but are not likely to form into anything.

There is an area of low pressure north of Puerto Rico, which is tracking toward unfavorable atmospheric conditions and has a 10 percent chance to form in the next five days.

Another system is south of Florida and also only has a 10 percent chance for development as it quietly drifts into the Gulf of Mexico.

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