NHC REPORT - 20 pct chance depression in west central Caribbean
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 48 hours.
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 Arlene.
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.
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