US NHC says 50% chance of cyclone near northern Bahamas

By Thomson Reuters Jun 20, 2024 | 9:57 PM

(Reuters) – An area of low pressure located about 175 miles north-northeast of the northern Bahamas has 50% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

“Environmental conditions remain marginally conducive for additional development and this system could become a tropical depression,” the Miami-based forecaster said.

NHC added that the system is expected to approach the northeastern coast of Florida or the Georgia coast early on Friday.

(Reporting by Ashitha Shivaprasad in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar)