NHC says 20 percent chance of cyclone west of Cape Verde Islands

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Posted: Sep 09, 2014 7:50 PM

(Reuters) - A broad area of low pressure located a few hundred miles west of the Cape Verde Islands has a 20 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

"Environmental conditions could become a little more favorable for development by later in the week while the low moves toward the west-northwest and northwest at about 15 miles (24.14 km) per hour over the open Atlantic," the NHC said.

(Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala in Bangalore; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)