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Tropical storm could form off US East Coast

It appears increasingly likely that a tropical storm could form from a low pressure system located a few hundred kilometres northeast of the central Bahamas.

Spaghetti plots indicate that the system could pass over, or south of the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland by Tuesday.

Should the storm interact with Newfoundland, impacts will be nowhere near as intense as Hurricane Larry. At best the system could gain tropical storm status.

Over the next day or so, conditions are expected to become more conducive for development.

Even if it doesn't become a tropical storm, high surf is expected along portions of the southeast and mid-Atlantic U.S. coasts later this week.

The Air Force Hurricane Hunters are currently en route to investigate the disturbance.

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