TAMPA - Forecasters are watching a low pressure system located along the coast of the western Florida panhandle. It's expected to drift south into the Gulf over the next few days.
ABC Action News meteorologist Shay Ryan says the system will likely bring deeper moisture into the Tampa Bay area, increasing our rain chances.
The low is is expected to move south-southwestward at 5 - 10 mph Thursday and Friday.
According to the National Hurricane Center "Environmental conditions are marginally conducive for some gradual development of this disturbance." It has a medium chance - 40 percent - of becoming a tropical storm during the next 48 hours.
Out in the Atlantic, forecasters are watching Hurricane Leslie and Tropical Storm Michael. Those systems are not expected to impact Florida.
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