National Hurricane Center issues tropical weather statement for disturbance near the Bahamas

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center issued a special tropical weather statement Friday about a disturbance near the Bahamas that will increase South Florida's rain chances this weekend.

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Forecasters are not giving it any chance of development but say the system could bring gusty winds and heavy rain over South Florida and the Bahamas.

A large area of showers and thunderstorms is near the Bahamas on Friday. The system is forecast to move westward over Florida on Saturday.

The NHC said the chance of the system developing into a tropical storm are zero over the next 48 hours.

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1. 

Weekend Forecast

Saturday, partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s.  Scattered rainfall is possible on and off throughout the day.  There could be a couple of thunderstorms in the mix. Gusty winds out of the southeast.

Sunday, a mix of sun and clouds and high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s.  Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are possible.  The highest rain chances will be in the afternoon and evening.  Gusty winds out of the south.

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