According to the National Hurricane Center, there is an increased risk of a tropical storm in Florida as voters go to the polls on Tuesday.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Holds News Conference With Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo

The System Don Soffer Clinical Research Center is located in Miami. The photo was taken by Joe Raedle.

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A large area of disturbed weather over the northern Caribbean Sea is forecast to approach southeastern Florida early next week, bringing the potential forcoastal flooding, gale-force winds, heavy rain, rough surf, and beach erosion along much of the southeastern United States coast.

The system has a 60% chance of developing in the next five days, but impacts to Florida are likely even if it develops.

The system could threaten homes near the coast after Hurricane Ian caused significant erosion, and residents in vulnerable homes are being urged to use bags to mitigate flooding.

Nicole will be the storm's name if it forms.

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The governor's race in Florida is one of the high-profile elections. Both races favor the GOP.

Surprising Fact

There are two hurricanes that formed over the course of three hours on Wednesday. The remnants of Hurricane Lisa are still in the southern Gulf of Mexico after moving across the Yucatan peninsula.

Key Background

The Florida coastline is at risk from weak systems after Hurricane Ian devastated the state. The most significant impacts were in southwestern Florida, where the Category 4 Hurricane made landfall. High winds and flooding caused the damage to be as much as $70 billion. The 14th named storm of the year is exactly how many are expected in an average season. The seven hurricanes that have formed are in line with a typical season, while the two major hurricanes are close to the historical average. The forecasters had predicted that the year would be one of the most active in the history of the game.

The total flood and wind losses from Hurricane Ian ranged from $21 billion to $70 billion.

There are two hurricanes in the Atlantic on Wednesday.

The Florida areas are the hardest hit by the category four storm.

Forecasters say there could be a big increase in the activity of hurricanes in the coming weeks.