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Storm won’t pose threat to Bahamas

A weather system near The Bahamas has a 60 percent chance of forming into a tropical depression over the next 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Showers and thunderstorms have increased in association with an area of low pressure near Andros.

However, Chief Meteorologist Basil Dean told The Nassau Guardian yesterday that the system poses no major threat to The Bahamas.

“The system is over us as we speak and the increasing probability of that developing means that it will more than likely happen after it passes The Bahamas,” Dean said.

“We expect the weather to be with us for the balance of the day and most of [today] and by Wednesday (tomorrow) the area should be well to the west or either north of The Bahamas.

“We don’t see any major problem with it developing because the good thing is it’s already on top of us, so we are looking for the broad area of shower and thunderstorms that we are experiencing to begin moving away from us on Wednesday (tomorrow).”

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