Weather system in Gulf could become next named storm

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:36:11 AM EST
Updated On: Sep 19 2013 05:13:28 PM EDT

Weather officials are investigating an area of low pressure near the Gulf of Mexico.

ORLANDO, Fla. -

An area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico, expected to become a tropical storm, is not likely headed toward the Sunshine State, but the weather system could still bring rain to Central Florida.

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Invest 95 entered the Bay of Campeche on Thursday, and most computer models now show it moving west and stalling out.

The activity associated with Invest 95 has weakened a little Thursday but the system is expected to intensify over the next day or two.

There is now a 60 percent chance this will become Jerry within the next 48 hours.

The system could bring rain to Central Florida next week and rain chances from Sunday through Wednesday currently stand at 50 percent.

Showers continue to move toward the south and west on Thursday, which will die out later in the evening.

On Friday, a drier day is expected. Rain coverage will be 20 percent and the high temperature will reach near 90 degrees.

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