Chances are dropping that an area of low pressure in the Atlantic Ocean will develop into a tropical storm or hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Earlier Wednesday, officials said there was a 70 percent chance of formation within the next two to five days. The chance is now listed at 50 percent.
"Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure located about 1,000 miles east of the southern Windward Islands have been gradually decreasing since yesterday," the Hurricane Center said just before 2 p.m. EDT. "However, environmental conditions are marginally conducive for the development of this system into a tropical depression during the next couple of days.
"Interests in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of this system as it moves west-northwestward near 15 mph," the Hurricane Center said.