Area of low pressure between Bahamas, Bermuda likely to become tropical depression

Forecasters call for 90 percent chance of development within next 2 days


PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center in Miami expects an area of low pressure to become a tropical depression within 48 hours.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Friday morning that a disturbance between Bermuda and the Bahamas has a 90 percent chance of developing in the next two days.

"This system, again, is not going to be a direct impact or threat for us in South Florida," Local 10 News meteorologist Julie Durda said.

However, Durda said the system will likely bring rough surf to the South Florida beaches during the extended Memorial Day weekend.

Forecasters said the tropical wave continues to show signs of organization, and conditions are conducive for a tropical or subtropical cyclone to form as early as Friday.

The disturbance is expected to move west-northwest toward the southeastern U.S. coast, likely near the Carolinas.

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