National Hurricane Center forecasters are keeping tabs on an area of low pressure that’s expected to develop into a tropical depression by early next week.
The low pressure system, which featured showers and thunderstorms as of press-time Friday, was located about 2,300 miles east-southeast of the Big Island, according to the Miami-based forecasters.
“Environmental conditions appear marginally conducive for some additional development over the next few days, and a tropical depression could form by early next week while the system moves slowly westward,” the forecasters said.
They gave the system a 40% chance of forming into a tropical depression within 48 hours.
Forecasters were also monitoring Friday evening an area of showers and thunderstorms located about a hundred miles offshore of Puerto Angel, Mexico. The weather system changed little on Friday, and environmental conditions were expected to be somewhat conducive for additional development with a tropical depression expected to form this weekend.