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Low pressure system has high chance of tropical cyclone formation

Low pressure system has high chance of tropical cyclone formation (NHC)

A low pressure system over the subtropical Atlantic Ocean has a high chance of forming into a tropical cyclone, but is not expected to threaten land, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The system is currently about 800 miles southwest of the Azores.

Although the system is being affected by strong upper-level winds, shower and thunderstorm activity has become a little better organized, developing closer to the center of circulation since earlier Sunday afternoon, according to the NHC.

The system was producing a small area of gale-force winds to the north of the center, the NHC said. Upper-level winds are not expected to become more conducive for development until mid-week, but a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form at any time if the shower activity persists near the center.

The system is forecast to drift northward Monday, then move slowly toward the east-southeast through the middle of the week.

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