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Tropical or not, system could bring rain

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

It's been a quiet tropical season so far, but there's still some activity to keep an eye on. Tropical Storm Jerry formed Monday morning, and a system in the Caribbean may move this way.

Jerry, the season's 10th named storm, had winds of 40 mph as of the National Hurricane Center's 11 a.m. update. But the storm is way out in the middle of the Atlantic, and forecasters expect it to stay there. 

Closer to Florida, there is an area of low pressure in the Caribbean that the NHC says has a 10 percent chance of tropical development in the next two days.  The odds get a little better later in the week, but the forecast models are split on how the system will interact with a cold front that should be approaching Florida at that point.

"Many suggest the area of the low pressure stays weak and gets absorbed into an approaching cold front by the weekend," FOX 13 meteorologist Lindsay Milbourne explained.  "Tropical cyclone or not, Thursday through Sunday could be pretty unsettled for parts of the Southeast and Florida. Extra clouds, areas of heavy downpours, and rough surf are possible during this time frame."

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