Tropics: Watching, not worried about, storminess in Southwest Atlantic

Tropics: Watching, not worried about, storminess in Southwest Atlantic

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Storminess in the Southwest Atlantic has a low chance of subtropical development.

A semi-persistent area of showers and thunderstorms has drifted westward, across the Atlantic Ocean, over the past several days and is still producing some stormy weather over the Bahamas Thursday morning.

This system is forecast to move northwestward and bring clusters of heavy rain and thunderstorms to the central and southern Florida Peninsula through Friday. Storminess takes a north, then northeast, turn and heads out to sea this weekend.

Locally, an increase in rip tides, breezy offshore winds and scattered showers is possible. This system is not something to worry about and largely will not have a direct impact on our local forecast. But, it does serve as a reminder that hurricane season is right around the corner.

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