Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) are keeping a close eye on “an area of disturbed weather could become a tropical storm next week”. And it could be a potential threat to Bermuda.

According to the latest advisory, the potential tropical storm may form off the Bahamas over the next few days.

As of 2pm on Saturday, the NHC said: “A large and elongated area of cloudiness and disorganized thunderstorms has developed well to the east of the Bahamas.”

The report goes on to say that area of low pressure is “expected to form several hundred miles south or southwest of Bermuda by early next week”.

At this point in time, the system was said to have a 40 percent chance of forming a tropical cyclone over the next five days.

If it reaches tropical storm strength, with sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph, it will be named Tropical Storm Andrea.

Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through to the end of November, with the peak period in August and September.

The good news – forecasters predict a slightly below average season this year.

  • Feature Photo Courtesy of National Hurricane Center