By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
A well-defined area of low pressure producing gale-force winds is located more than 1000 miles east-northeast of Hilo, Hawaii. Shower and thunderstorm activity has decreased a little during the past several hours. Environmental conditions appear to be only marginally favorable for additional development, and they are expected to become much less favorable on Friday. However, there is still a chance for a short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone to form during the next day or so as the low moves northwestward to westward.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…30 percent
* Formation change through 5 days…low…30 percent