(WTXL) — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure is expected to develop into a subtropical storm as it moves northeast of the Bahamas over the weekend.
They say a tropical or subtropical storm has a 70 percent chance to form near the northwestern Bahamas by late Friday or Saturday.
The system is then forecast to move generally northeastward over the western Atlantic early next week.
Regardless of how it develops, meteorologists say the system has the potential to bring heavy rainfall to the Florida Keys, southeast Florida and portions of the Bahamas.
The system is expected to have little to no impact to our local area as it will likely stay well east.
Tropical-storm force wind gusts are possible in the Florida Keys, southeast Florida, and the Bahamas over the next day or two. Hazardous marine conditions are also expected along the Florida east coast and in the Bahamas where Gale Warnings are in effect.