August 28, 2017 / 9:11 PM / 2 years ago

Chance of tropical storm off North Carolina diminishing: NHC

(Reuters) - The chance of a weather system off North Carolina to strengthen into a tropical storm is diminishing, with the possibility falling to 70 percent over the next two days, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Monday.

The system, initially rated at a 90 percent and then 80 percent probability of reaching tropical storm strength, is located about 185 miles (295 km) southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour(65 km/h).

“Although the disturbance has not become any better organized today, there is still potential for the system to become a tropical storm during the next 24 hours,” the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

Reporting by Eileen Soreng in Bengaluru; Editing by Dan Grebler

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