TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The National Hurricane Center is tracking a storm that has an 80% chance of formation and could become a tropical depression this week.

The system, located about 1,100 miles west of the Windward Islands, is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms.

According to the latest forecast from the NHC, the area is becoming more organized and is more defined than it was on Tuesday morning.

Meteorologists said the system will likely become a tropical depression “during the next day or two” while it moves across the central and western tropical Atlantic.

The NHC said people in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of the system.

Over the next two days, the system has a medium chance of formation at 70%. It has an 80% chance of formation over the next seven days.

Extended forecasts show the system turning out to sea before it reaches the U.S.

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