Miami, Fla. (970 WFLA)-Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are watching an area of showers and thunderstorms located a few hundred miles to the southwest of Bermuda.
They say the system appears to be less organized, and the potential for a tropical depression to form is diminishing. however, conditions are still conducive for some development before the end of the week, while the system moves west-northwestward and then northward between Bermuda and the east coast of the United States.
The disturbance is then forecast to interact with a frontal system on sunday, which should limit any additional development.
Formation chance through 48 hours...low...30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.
2. Satellite images indicate that the shower activity associated with a small area of low pressure and a tropical wave located between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles remains well organized, and a tropical depression could form at any time soon.
This disturbance is forecast to move westward or west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. However, in a few days, the upper-level winds are forecast to become unfavorable, and the system is expected to degenerate into a trough of low pressure before it approaches the Lesser Antilles.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.
Graphic Credit: National Hurricane Center