The disturbance in the far Eastern Atlantic strengthened overnight, and the National Hurricane Center now gives it a 40 percent chance of developing over the next two days.
Early model runs indicate the system might turn north out to sea before it threatens any land. Let’s hope that holds.
The broad area of low-pressure was 275 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, according the hurricane center’s 8 a.m. tropical outlook.
Forecasters also continue to monitor a tropical wave in the western Caribbean, giving it a low chance of developing.