Low pressure has a high chance of becoming a tropical cyclone by the end of the week

Early morning satellite images indicate that the cloud pattern associated with the low pressure system located about 800 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has not changed very much in organization, says the National hurricane center (NHC).

Environmental conditions, however, are favorable for a tropical depression or a tropical storm to form within the next 24 hours or so while the low moves westward or west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph across the tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.