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2019 hurricane season

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Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A non-tropical disturbance is expected to approach Florida Thursday and Friday, producing summer-like downpours and thunderstorms across much of the state.

A non-tropical disturbance is expected to approach Florida Thursday and Friday, producing summer-like downpours and thunderstorms across much of the state.

The National Hurricane Center is not forecasting this disturbance to become tropical as it approaches Florida, although it does have a “low chance” of becoming a tropical depression or storm as it moves away from Florida this weekend.

Fewer hurricanes are expected this year than the last two seasons, according to renowned researcher Dr. Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University. However, both of those seasons far outperformed expectations.

Even Phil doesn't have much confidence in his forecast this time of year.

“So our skill in April is modest, and that's because the hurricane season doesn't start until June and then doesn't ramp up until August. So obviously there's a lot that could change in the atmosphere and ocean,” he says.

Tampa Police

Hurricane season may be about three months away, but the city of Tampa already has a plan to help residents after a storm.

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