An area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms near the Turks and Caicos is being closely monitored for potential development that could affect the southeast United State's weather.

 As of Thursday morning, the National Hurricane Center has increased the chance for tropical development. The tropical disturbance is showing better signs of organization over the past few hours. If this trend continues, the National Hurricane Center says they may declare the area of unsettled weather a "Potential Tropical Cyclone" later on Thursday if this organization trend continues. A Potential Tropical Cyclone is a designation given to a tropical disturbance that has not organized into a "depression" or "tropical storm", but is expected to before impacting areas over land.

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The National Hurricane Center has given the weather disturbance near the Bahamas an 80% chance of development over the next 5 days as it meanders towards the northwest. It is too early to say where the tropical moisture will be early next week, if it develops at all. The disturbance will likely bring heavy rain to parts of the Bahamas and Florida over the next few days. It is worth watching this area carefully in the upcoming days for forecast updates. 

Elsewhere in the Atlantic, a weak tropical wave off the coast of Africa has a 40% chance of development over the next 5 days. No development is expected in the next two days from this tropical disturbance because the system is encountering too much dry air. 

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