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South Florida is watching two areas in the central Atlantic Ocean for possible development as the 2017 hurricane season continues to heat up.
The farther west of the two is an area of low pressure roughly 800 miles east of the Windward Islands, moving west at 15 miles per hour. Showers and thunderstorms are developing near the center of this system and it looks like further development is possible.
The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a 40 to 50 percent chance of developing into a named system over the next two to five days and it could bear down on the Lesser Antilles by the end of the week.
A second system in the central Atlantic has a much lower chance of developing (10 to 20 percent). It looks as though it will move north before impacting any land.