NHC says 70 percent chance of tropical storm near Cabo Verde Islands

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 29, 2017 8:18 AM

(Reuters) - A low pressure area near the Cabo Verde Islands has a 70 percent chance of tropical storm formation over the next two days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.

"Environmental conditions are conducive for development, and a tropical depression is expected to form in 2 or 3 days over the eastern Atlantic," the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

Meanwhile, the chance of storm formation for a system located just offshore of the North Carolina coast over the next couple of days has fallen to 40 percent from 90 percent seen earlier, the NHC said.

(Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala in Bengaluru)