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Hurricane center: 30 percent chance disturbance turns into 'Alex' (with map)

The National Hurricane Center says there is a 30 percent chance that a low pressure system about 475 miles southwest of Bermuda could develop into the first tropical storm of the Atlantic season.

The system is currently producing "disorganized" showers and thunderstorms, including gale force winds, according to the Hurricane Center.

"The low is expected to move slowly toward the north-northwest and it still has the potential to acquire subtropical characteristics during the next day or so," the Hurricane Center said in a statement.

If the system develops into a tropical storm or hurricane, it will be named Alex.

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