TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The National Hurricane Center has issued a special outlook on a disturbance that has an increased chance of development near Bermuda.

The NHC said storms associated with a low-pressure area around 100 south-southeast of Bermuda became more concentrated Monday morning. Monday afternoon, it said that the disturbance could become a tropical depression later in the day or at night.

The system was said to have a well-defined center.

“Although environmental conditions are only marginally conducive, a tropical or subtropical
cyclone could develop while it passes near Bermuda later today and tonight,” the NHC outlook said.

Earlier Monday morning, the disturbance had a 10% chance of development, but at 2:15 p.m., the NHC said the chance increased to 70% over the next two days.

“Even if it becomes a tropical or subtropical storm, it will head into cooler waters that will inhibit further development,” meteorologist Leigh Spann said.

Meanwhile, another area of low pressure is expected to form north of Puerto Rico in the next few days, which could see some subtropical development over the weekend.