Invest 98-L likely to become named storm, Central Florida in its path

Invest 98-L IS developing in the Southwest Atlantic on Sunday morning.

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5 p.m. Update:

The disturbance we’re watching, called Invest 98-L, is now 200 miles north of Puerto Rico.

It is likely to become a tropical or subtropical storm in the next couple days east of The Bahamas.

By the middle of the week, a turn toward Florida is anticipated.

While we wait, waves continue to build and seas are becoming more hazardous along our beaches.

Read: Possible storms and dangerous conditions at area beaches continue Sunday

By Wednesday night, the threat for significant coastal erosion and coastal flooding will rise, especially during high tides.

The system may linger nearby Thursday into Friday with heavy rain and ongoing flooding threats across Central Florida.

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Gale force winds will develop along the coast, and inland winds will depend on strength and track of system.

Invest 98-L is likely to become a named storm over the next few days.

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We are seeing increasing concerns with an area of disorganized showers and storms that will move into the Southwest Atlantic later today.

We are likely to see a tropical or subtropical system develop in the Southwest Atlantic over the next few days.

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This will bring dangerous conditions to the Florida coastline and seas.

Many models forecast the development of a tropical system that will reach Florida’s east coast by the middle of next week.

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If this happens, more of Florida and Central Florida will feel tropical impacts.

Read: Possible storms and dangerous conditions at area beaches continue Sunday

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