A tropical wave off the coast of Africa continues to have a "medium" chance of developing into a storm or hurricane as it moves westward across the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center.
As of 8 a.m. EDT, the wave and associated low pressure was producing disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms near and south of the Cape Verde Islands, according to the Hurricane Center.
"Some slow development of this system is possible over the next several days while it moves westward at about 15 mph," the Hurricane Center said. "This system could still bring locally heavy rain and gusty winds in squalls to portions of the Cape Verde Islands today."
The chance of formation of a tropical storm or hurricane during the next 48 hours was listed as "low," or 20 percent. Within five days, the chance rises to "medium," or 30 percent, according to the Hurricane Center.