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Hurricane Center says Atlantic system is fizzling out

The National Hurricane Center says that chances are diminishing that a "disorganized" system of showers and thunderstorms between Bermuda and the Bahamas will turn into the first tropical storm of the Atlantic season.

As of this morning, the Hurricane Center was projecting a 20 percent chance that the system would develop into a tropical storm or hurricane during the next 48 hours. On Monday, forecasters had said there was a 30 percent chance.

"This low is moving slowly toward the north-northwest and is still producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms along with gale force winds," the Hurricane Center said.

Forecasters said they did not expect to issue any more updates on this system.

The first tropical storm or hurricane of the season will be named Alex.

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