Weather alert: Tropical storm may form Monday in Atlantic Ocean

October 21, 2013 

The tropics, 2 a.m. EDT Monday. National Hurricane Center

Rain showers associated with an area of low pressure about 600 miles southeast of Bermuda could develop into a "short-lived" tropical storm or hurricane on Monday or Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Once it forms, however, upper-level winds will become unfavorable for development, according to an update issued by the Hurricane Center at 2 a.m. EDT.

The system has a "medium," or 40 percent chance of developing into a cyclone within the next 48 hours, and the same chance within the next five days while it moves slowly northward -- away from Florida -- and then turns east-northeastward, according to the Hurricane center.

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