SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -
A broad area of low pressure appears to be developing over the central Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles east-southeast of Bermuda. This disturbance is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms and gusty winds. Additional development of this system is possible, and a subtropical depression could form tonight or on Saturday as it moves generally northward. Development is not expected after that time due to unfavorable environmental conditions. If this system gets a name it would be called Cristobal.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.