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System brewing in Atlantic could be first named storm of 2021 hurricane season

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Posted at 7:23 AM, May 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 08:57:42-04

TAMPA, Fla. — A non-tropical low-pressure system brewing in the Atlantic has a high chance of developing into the first named storm of the 2021 hurricane season, according to the National Hurricane Center.

NHC says the system has a 70% chance of developing in the next two days and an 90% chance in the next five days.

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Ana is the first name on this year's list of storm names.

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If the system does develop into a named storm, it would make this the seventh year in a row with a May storm.

The system does not pose a threat to the U.S.