Tropical Depression Two forms in Atlantic
Tropical Depression Two formed Thursday morning in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The disturbance is located approximately 1,000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, according to the NHC.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect as of the 11 a.m. advisory, according to the NHC.
The current coordinates for the system:
11:00 AM AST Thu Jul 5
Location: 10.2°N 41.4°W
Moving: W at 16 mph
Min pressure: 1009 mb
Max sustained: 35 mph
Satellite images indicate that the shower activity associated with a small area of low pressure and a tropical wave located between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles remains well organized, and a tropical depression could form at any time soon.
This disturbance is forecast to move westward or west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. However, in a few days, the upper-level winds are forecast to become unfavorable, and the system is expected to degenerate into a trough of low pressure before it approaches the Lesser Antilles.
NHC has issued the 800 pm EDT Tropical Weather Outlook, increasing the probabilities into the High category for the strong disturbance located about 1000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. The latest outlook is available at https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/MpchUVoqHC
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) July 4, 2018
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