Tropical Wave Being Watched in Atlantic Ocean; Not Expected to Be Threat to Florida, United States

In what has already been an active Hurricane Season so far in 2017, experts are watching a tropical low that could eventually develop into a named system.

As of Wednesday morning, the wave was roughly 500 miles east of the Leeward Islands. Environmental conditions are too hostile for short-term development, but the National Hurricane Center is giving this disturbance a 40 percent chance of developing over the next five days, most likely east of the Bahamas.

Global computer models keep the system east of the Bahamas, South Florida and the Southeast coastline, eventually being whisked away by a dip in the jet stream.

Nonetheless, the NBC 6 First Alert Weather team will continue to track this system. If this tropical low develops into a tropical storm, its name would be Gert.

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