New storm heads of Bahamas area hit by Dorian

Extensive damage and destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian is seen in Abaco, Bahamas, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The storm’s devastation has come into sharper focus as the death toll climbed to 20 and many people emerged from shelters to check on their homes. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
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HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) The government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for several of its northwestern islands, which are still reeling from Hurricane Dorian.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical cyclone is expected to form in the coming hours near the northwestern Bahamas. The system is emerging about 235 miles southeast of Great Abaco Island.

The disturbance has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph and is moving to the northwest at 8 mph.

Forecasters say the system could become a tropical storm within the next day or so.

Heavy winds and rain are expected within the northwest Bahamas by late Friday, except for Andros Island.

The hurricane center says people on Florida's east coast should monitor progress of the storm system.