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Tropical Disturbance off Florida's east coast at 70% chance of becoming a cyclone

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Posted at 3:05 PM, Sep 15, 2021

TAMPA BAY, Fla — The NHC is reporting a 70% chance that a disturbance off Florida's east coast will be upgraded to a Tropical Cyclone.

The NHC says satellite images indicate that a low-pressure system located a few hundred miles northeast of the central Bahamas is gradually becoming better defined.

A tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves north-northwestward to northward off the southeast U.S. coast.

Air Force Hurricane Hunters are actively investigating the disturbance.