Low chance of cyclone near northwestern Bahamas : NHC

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Posted: Sep 11, 2014 2:36 PM

(Reuters) - An area of low pressure centered over the northwestern Bahamas has a 30 percent chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The low is moving slowly west-southwest toward southern Florida, the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

"Once the low moves westward over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico during the weekend, conditions could become a little more conducive for tropical cyclone formation," the NHC said.

(Reporting by Koustav Samanta in Bangalore; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)