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Hurricanes Ana and Bill on track for South Florida

You know the tropics wouldn't stay quiet forever.

Ana, the first tropical storm of the 2009 hurricane season, formed early Saturday morning, while a strengthening depression just behind it was expected to be dubbed Tropical Storm Bill by day's end or Sunday.

South Florida sits in the middle of the National Hurricane Center's initial forecast tracks for Ana and soon-to-be-Bill, but with both systems more than 2,000 miles and five or more days away, they could go anywhere from Cuba to South Carolina.

``We want people to watch the tropics but we don't want them to push the panic button,'' said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center in West Miami-Dade County.

Of the two storms, forecasters believe the depression likely to become Bill appeared to have the better shot of becoming a hurricane.

``Bill already has better structure in its development phase than Ana ever did,'' said Feltgen.

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