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Tropical system could affect Outer Banks by week’s end

Special to the Observer from www.islandfreepress.org
By IRENE NOLAN

Social media, weather websites, and television have been jammed with speculation that a subtropical or tropical system could form in the area of the Bahamas mid-week and threaten the southeast coast with nasty weather by week’s end almost a full month before the official beginning of the hurricane season.

Forecasters are looking at low pressure forming along the remnants of a dying cold front in the western Atlantic between Cuba and the Bahamas over the next few days.  Some computer models are suggesting that the low could take on tropical or subtropical characteristics by the end of the week.

However, the models vary greatly on whether the storm will become tropical, how strong it might be, and what direction it might move in.

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