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South Florida braces for possible tropical storm: Forecast

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(NEW YORK) -- South Florida is bracing for a potential tropical storm as the Atlantic hurricane season gets underway.

There's an 80% chance for development into a tropical depression or tropical storm by Friday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.

If this system becomes a tropical storm, its name will be Alex.

Many computer models show the system moving toward Florida by Friday night into Saturday.

Heavy rain -- up to 7 inches in some areas -- is expected in South Florida this weekend. Flash flooding is also possible.

These are the names up for use this hurricane season:

This comes days after Hurricane Agatha slammed Mexico, killing at least 11 people and causing massive flooding.

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