An area of low pressure in the Caribbean Sea has a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next couple days, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Thursday.
The area was about 300 miles east of the Windward Islands and was expected to move west-northwest at 10-15 mph across the Lesser Antilles and over the eastern Caribbean Sea.
The mountainous terrain of eastern Cuba and Hispaniola could limit development but the chance for formation increases to 70 percent over the next five days, the NHC said.
It's unknown whether South Florida could feel any effects from the system, which is forecast to move near or over the Bahamas early next week.
A Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the low Thursday afternoon, if necessary.