The National Hurricane Center is reporting that a large area of low pressure located over the central subtropical Atlantic about 800 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands continues to produce a broad area of showers and thunderstorms.

Environmental conditions appear marginally conducive for development and a subtropical or tropical storm could form in the next couple of days.

By Thursday night or Friday, the low will move northeastward over cooler waters and interact with a mid-latitude trough, limiting subtropical or tropical development of the system.

It has a medium (50 percent) chance of formation in the next 48 hours and in the next 5 days.