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NHC watching disturbance in the Caribbean

Posted: 5:06 PM, May 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-01 17:11:01-04

Hurricane season beings June 1, but we all know that Mother Nature does not pay attention to calendars. The National Hurricane Center issued a Special Tropical Outlook Wednesday morning for a surface trough of low pressure near the Bahamas. A surface trough is basically an area of elongated low pressure that hasn't closed off to form a surface low pressure. This trough will continue moving westward through the day with scattered showers in the forecast through the day Thursday along with occasionally breezy conditions. This system has NO chance for developing as it approaches Florida. There is a low chance for development as it moves away from the area into the Atlantic by this weekend, but that looks unlikely at this point.

We'll keep you updated.

FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

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Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.