Low pressure area in the tropics may form into tropical depression in a few days

Posted at 7:11 AM, Aug 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-22 07:11:39-04

We continue to track a small low pressure area moving over the Leeward Islands.

Environmental conditions are expected to be more conducive for development when the disturbance moves near the southeastern Bahamas on Saturday, and a tropical depression is likely to form over the weekend or by early next week.

Track the system’s progress with our interactive hurricane tracker.

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system Friday afternoon.

Formation chance through 48 hours: High (60 percent)
Formation chance through 5 days: High (80 percent)