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Storm moving over Bahamas may develop into tropical system in Gulf of Mexico

An area of showers and winds in the southern Bahamas is not likely to form into a tropical system in Bahamian waters, Chief Meteorological Officer Arnold King said yesterday.

However, King said it will produce heavy rainfall in some parts of the country over the next few days.

“We have a broad area of showers and thunderstorms over the Southeast Bahamas and it’s moving westward and should move across the entire Bahamas over the next few days,” he said.

“This system has a limited chance of about 20 percent development as it passes through The Bahamas. Chances will increase once it moves across South Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico, which should be on the weekend.

“Regardless of development, this system is expected to produce locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds over The Bahamas through the weekend. We expect showers to begin in parts of the Central Bahamas tonight, parts of the Northwest Bahamas tomorrow, including New Providence, and then Friday and Saturday over the Abaco, Grand Bahama and Bimini area.”

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Rachel Knowles

Rachel joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2019. Rachel covers national issues. Education: University of Virginia in Charlottesville, BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish

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