Miami, Fla. (970 WFLA)-At 5:00 AM, the disturbance was centered near latitude 13.6 North, longitude 21.4 west about 215 miles east-southeast of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.
The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph, and this motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected to continue for the next three to four days.
On the forecast track, disturbance is expected to move near or over the southern Cabo Verde Islands as a tropical storm later today and tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts.Strengthening is forecast during the next several days, and the disturbance is expected to become a tropical storm later today.
Environmental conditions are favorable for the system to become a tropical cyclone later today.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
Graphic credit: NHC Miami