Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hurricane Center: 40 percent chance Caribbean system has a name by Wednesday

The National Hurricane Center reported there is a 40 percent chance that a "disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms" in the western Caribbean Sea will develop into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours.

As of 8 a.m. EDT, an area of low pressure was located about 130 miles south of Grand Cayman and remained separated from the strongest thunderstorm activity.

Regardless of how the system develops, the Hurricane Center said it could cause flash floods and mudslides over portions of Haiti and Jamaica as it moves slowly toward the northwest or north over the next couple of days.

You can a map of the system's current location, here.

And for some very early, very rough projections on where it's headed, go here.

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