June 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center on
Thursday said a broad and nearly stationary low pressure system
formed over the west central Caribbean Sea had a 20 percent
chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone over the next
The NHC expects heavy rainfall could produce flash floods
and mud slides over portions of Haiti and the Dominican
Republic over the next day or two.
If the system strengthens into a storm, it will be named
The NHC also pointed to another system in the north of the
Yucatan Peninsula with a mere 10 percent chance of
strengthening into a depression over the next 48 hours.
The NHC expects this system to move south westward at 15 to
20 miles per hour.
A few computer weather models expect the Yucatan system to
move west toward the north east Mexico coast.
(Reporting by Naveen Arul in Bangalore; Editing by David