Forecasters report little change in organization of low in Atlantic Ocean

  // Thursday, 21 August 2014 04:31 //
MIAMI, FL (WAFB) - The National Hurricane Center said the showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure in the Atlantic Ocean changed little in organization overnight.

The disturbed area remains a few hundred miles east of the Windward Islands.

According to forecasters, environmental conditions are expected to be favorable for development over the next couple of days and a tropical depression could form while the system moves across the Lesser Antilles and into the Caribbean Sea.

The chance of a tropical depression forming during the next two days is 50 percent, but the odds jump to 70 percent when looking five days from now.

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane will investigate the area of low pressure Thursday afternoon, if necessary.

Chief meteorologist Jay Grymes issued a reminder that this the "heart" of hurricane season. Historically, roughly 65 percent of Louisiana's tropical landfalls have occurred over the upcoming six-week period.

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