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Tropical Storm Bret unlikely to become a hurricane

Tropical Storm Bret might still strengthen over the next few days, but the storm is no longer expected to become a hurricane.

Wind shear is limiting Bret's ability to intensify, the National Hurricane Center said in its update at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Bret is forecast to slowly weaken as it moves into the Caribbean. Conditions become more unfavorable for strengthening this weekend as Bret is expected to stay away from the U.S. mainland. Although drier air and wind shear will likely weaken the storm as it slowly tracks westward across the Caribbean, there is still enough uncertainty that Bret will need to be monitored closely.

Meanwhile in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic, a disturbance/Invest 93L now has a high chance to develop into a tropical depression the next few days. Latest models push the system into the north-central Atlantic, but we'll still need to pay close attention heading into next week.

Your Florida Storms app has everything you need to stay aware and prepared as a busy hurricane season appears to be unfolding.

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Jeff George