TROPICS: Watching the remnants of Tropical Storm Dorian

4:27 AM, Jul 30, 2013   |    comments
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(News-Press) -- A low pressure system that formed from the remnants of Tropical Storm Dorian continues moving west in the Caribbean and while it remains disorganized, it could affect South Florida.

The disturbance is about a couple hundred miles north of Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, moving west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph.

Though it does not appear to have a closed low-level circulation, forecasters give it a low chance (20 percent) of becoming a tropical depression in the next 48 hours.

Forecasters say environmental conditions are only marginally conducive to tropical development but there is a high degree of uncertainty with the system.

The disturbance will continue passing well north of Puerto Rico today and move across the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas by Wednesday.

Early Thursday, the system is expected to take a northern turn bringing increased rain chances and possible gusty winds to South Florida.