(BIVN) – Forecasters are tracking some tropical activity in central North Pacific.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu reports showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure about 800 miles southeast of Hilo remain disorganized early this morning.
Forecasters say environmental conditions “appear to be conducive for gradual development of this system during the next few days as it moves slowly toward the northwest.”
The National Weather Service pegs the tropical cyclone formation chance at 60 percent through the next 48 hours. Chances of formation through the next 5 days is predicted to be higher, at 80 percent.
“Since it is still too early to know if an organized tropical system will actually develop,” the National Weather Service wrote, “the potential changes in weather conditions over the main Hawaiian Islands later this weekend or early next week also remain uncertain at this time. Based on the long range forecast models, the biggest potential impacts may be a strengthening of trade wind speeds, plus the possibility of more organized and persistent showers, especially over the Big Island.”
Elsewhere, no tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days.