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Tropical depressionheads toward Florida

A tropical depression is still headed toward Florida, but forecasters are speculating the system could dissipate instead of strengthening.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | June 11, 2006

A tropical depression is still headed toward Florida, but forecasters are speculating the system could dissipate instead of strengthening.

Over the weekend, forecasters had thought the depression could become the first named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season. On Saturday night, the storm became less organized, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The system, which developed Saturday, was still expected to veer toward central or northern Florida. Landfall there could occur early Tuesday. The Florida Keys could see eight inches of rain.

Meanwhile western Cuba was expecting up to 30 inches of rain, bringing the risk of flash flooding and mudslides.

Scientists have predicted 16 named storms for the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season. Six, they predicted, will become major hurricanes.


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