Hurricane Center watching area of low pressure off Africa that could develop into tropical storm _lowres


An area of low pressure several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands continues to show signs of organization, according to the National Hurricane Center, and conditions appear conducive for tropical storm development during the next few days.

The system was moving westward or west-northwestward near 15 mph. The Hurricane Center said there was a 50 percent of tropical storm formation in the next 48 hours and a 70 percent chance through the next five days.