Caribbean storm could develop into tropical depression

MIAMI (WCSC) - The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a large low pressure system located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea as it moves slowly toward the northwest.

The National Weather Service says the system is gradually becoming better organized and thunderstorm activity has developed closer to the surface center.

Some additional development of this system is possible and a tropical depression could form later Monday night or Tuesday before upper-level winds become unfavorable.

There is a 50 percent chance of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. An air force reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system Tuesday afternoon.

Heavy rains could cause flash floods and mud slides over portions of

Haiti, Jamaica and eastern Cuba as the system moves slowly toward the northwest or north over the next couple of days.

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