NHC says 70 percent chance of cyclone near southeast U.S. coast

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Posted: May 07, 2015 2:09 AM

(Reuters) - A non-tropical low pressure system located about 220 miles

south-southeast of the South Carolina-North Carolina border has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

"A subtropical or tropical cyclone could form later

today or on Friday, and interests along the southeast coast of the United States should monitor the progress of this system," the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

(Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by Kim Coghill)