A storm brewing out in the Atlantic heading near the Caribbean could swirl into a tropical cyclone before the day is out, according to an update from the National Hurricane Center.
On Wednesday morning, satellite images showed circulation associated with an area of low pressure over the tropical Atlantic Ocean area, which is centered about 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, has become more defined, weather authorities said.
However, thunderstorm activity connected to the storm isn’t well organized, officials said, who also stated the system has the potential to became a tropical depression Wednesday or Thursday before favorable tropical cyclone formation conditions dissolve.
The low pressure hasn’t moved much, but will likely begin a west-northwest track at 10 to 15 mph Wednesday, officials said.
There’s a 70 percent chance the storm being called “Disturbance 1” could turn into a tropical cyclone.