COLUMBIA, S.C. — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two areas in the Atlantic. One area is not impressive, but the other is expected to develop more.

A disturbance across south Florida will move towards the north over the next day or two. Locally heavy rainfall over parts of the Florida peninsula is possible.

Tropical Disturbance
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The system is not expected to gain strength before it merges with a front and moves towards the northeast over the weekend.

An area of low pressure in the middle of the tropical Atlantic is also being watched.

Tropical Wave
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The system will continue to move towards the west-northwest at 10-15 mph.

Slow development of this system is expected. A tropical depression is likely to form hundreds of miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

Spaghetti Plots
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However, conditions are expected to become unfavorable for more development next week as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.

It is still too soon to know if this system will pose a threat to the United States. 

The next Atlantic tropical storm will be named Chantal.