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National Hurricane Center watching storm off Puerto Rico

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is keeping a close eye on a storm system in the Atlantic it predicts could turn into a tropical storm in the next two days.

According to their forecast issued early this afternoon, an area of disturbed weather associated with a trough of low pressure interacting with an upper-level low is centered about 325 miles north-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This system continues to show some signs of organization, and upper-level winds are forecast to become more conducive for development during the next day or so as the system moves west-northwestward around 20 mph. There is a high chance -- greater than 50 percent -- of this system becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm during the next 48 hours. A reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the area later this afternoon.

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