Hurricane watchers say there is a "low" chance that an area of showers and thunderstorms east of the central and southeastern Bahamas will develop into a tropical storm or hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The activity is associated with a weak surface trough of low pressure, and "slow development of this system is possible during the next few days as it moves west-northwestward or westward at about 10 mph," the Hurricane Center said at 2 p.m. EDT.
The chance of formation is 10 percent during the next 48 hours, and 20 percent during the next five days, the Hurricane Center said.
Meanwhile, not much as changed with a broad area of low pressure southwest of the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa.
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"Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for gradual development of this disturbance during the next several days while it moves west-northwestward at about 15 mph," the Hurricane Center said.
The chance of formation is 30 percent over the next 48 hours, and 70 percent during the next five days, according to the Hurricane Center.