Watching a Low in the Central Pacific


There is an area of low pressure that is producing some thunderstorms about 1100 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii.


Environmental conditions appear conducive for additional development of this system, and a tropical depression could form during the next couple of days.


The low is expected to move west-northwest.


Upper-level winds are expected to become less conducive for development during the latter part of the week.


The Central Pacific Hurricane Center gives the low a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days.