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Area of low pressure moves over Florida

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MIAMI, FL (WAFB) - The National Hurricane Center reported a broad area of low pressure moved over Florida on Friday morning.

At 7 a.m., the low was located over southern Florida just south of Lake Okeechobee.

Forecasters said it is poorly organized and land, as well as strong upper-level winds, will probably prevent any strengthening on Friday.

However, once the low moves into the Gulf of Mexico, conditions could become more favorable for tropical cyclone formation over the weekend.

Meteorologist Steve Caparotta said the southern tracks are getting a bit more weight on the latest plot. Chief Meteorologist Jay Grymes agreed, saying the models are leaning towards the southern cluster as the more likely future.

Farther out in the Atlantic Ocean, the tropical depression that formed Thursday morning was upgraded to Tropical Storm Edouard later that night. At 4 a.m., it was located at 17.6 North, 41.7 West or about 1175 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands.

Maximum sustained winds were 40 mph and it was moving west-northwest at 15 mph. The forecast track keeps it over the open waters of the north central Atlantic.

For more on both of these systems, visit the First Alert Hurricane Center.

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