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Chance of development increases for system off Florida coast

National Hurricane Center calls for 60 percent chance of development

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The probability that an area of low pressure sitting off the coast of Florida could develop continues to increase.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami are calling for a 60 percent chance of development in the next two to five days.

Local 10 News hurricane specialist Max Mayfield said the conditions are "really characteristic of a classical subtropical-type system."

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The National Hurricane Center said a subtropical storm could develop by Thursday.

Mayfield, who once served as director of the National Hurricane Center, said the system is expected to head toward the Carolinas.

If the system develops, Mayfield said, there will be no direct impact to South Florida.

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