June 3, 2011 / 7:17 PM / in 7 years

NHC tracking two disturbances in Atlantic basin

June 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday it was monitoring two low pressure systems in the Atlantic basin.

A small area of low pressure over the western Gulf of Mexico, about 275 miles (443 kilometres) south east of the Texas coast, was producing limited showers and thunderstorms but had no chance of strengthening into a depression over the next 48 hours, the NHC said.

A few computer weather models expected the system to move westward toward northeast Mexico. If it eventually strengthens into a storm, it will be named Arlene.

The NHC said another system a couple hundred miles south of Jamaica had become better defined, with a low 20 percent chance of strengthening into a depression over the next 48 hours.

The NHC expected the system to cause heavy rains that could lead to flash flooding and mud slides over portions of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Cuba over the next day or two.


Links: www.nhc.noaa.gov/



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^> (Reporting by Naveen Arul in Bangalore; Editing by David Gregorio)

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