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Hurricane center expects Caribbean system to expand this week – Orlando Sentinel

A Caribbean system is expected to become the next depression or tropical storm this week.

A series of showers and disorganized thunderstorms over the southwestern Caribbean Sea has a 20% chance of developing into a depression or tropical storm within the next two days and a 40% chance within five coming days, according to the NHC’s 8 a.m. Tuesday update.

The system, which was first identified Sunday evening and is associated with a low-pressure surface trough, is expected to develop slowly around the middle of the week, the NHC said. It is also expected to drift near the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras and move northwest.

If the system becomes a tropical storm, it will be the second named storm of the year, given the name Bonnie.

Earlier, the first storm of the year turned into Tropical Storm Alex, which formed from the remnants of the first Pacific storm of the year, Hurricane Agatha, which passed overhead of Mexico and the Caribbean. Afterwards, the remnants transformed into what specialists called Tropical Cyclone 1. It then pushed large floodwaters through South Florida as it crossed the state and transformed into Alex on June 5. after TC1 moved into the western Atlantic and quickly faded.

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