Low pressure system off Cape Hatteras may briefly become tropical storm

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A well-defined low pressure system located about 90 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras is acquiring more tropical characteristics this morning, but forecasters say it won’t pose a threat to land.

The system is moving away from the coast and may become a tropical depression or even a named storm later today or tonight. As it moves northeastward, it will hit colder waters south of Nova Scotia, ending any further development, the weather service said.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November, with the National Hurricane Center predicting another busy year of named storms.

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Forecast for the week of June 14:
Tonight – A chance of thunderstorms, mainly after 5am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday – Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night – Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday – A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday – Sunny, with a high near 78.

Thursday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 67.

Friday- Sunny, with a high near 83.

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