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About 50% chance of storm forming off Florida, says U.S. NHC

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July 23 (Reuters) - An elongated low pressure system centered about 150 miles (241 km) east of Daytona Beach, Florida, now has a 50% chance of developing into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.

"This system has become better organized since yesterday, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend while the low meanders offshore or near the Florida peninsula," the NHC said.

Reporting by Swati Verma and Arpan Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by David Goodman and Sandra Maler

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