800 AM EDT Thu Aug 25 2011
For the North Atlantic Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on hurricane Irene located near Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas and on Tropical Depression Ten located about 435 miles west-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde islands.
1. Disorganized shower activity continues near a low pressure area located about 1200 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. Although Upper-level winds are currently unfavorable these winds could become a little more conducive for development in a couple of days. This system has a low chance 20% of becoming a tropical Cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves toward the West-northwest at about 15 mph.
Elsewhere tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours.