Published: Thu, July 05, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Tropical Depression Two forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Depression Two forms in the Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center in Florida is monitoring two tropical disturbances.

Tropical Depression Two, which could become Tropical Storm Beryl, was located about 1,385 east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and is moving west at 35 miles per hour.

The depression is located between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles, southeast of the Caribbean Sea.

Parts of the Lesser Antilles will likely still get heavy rain and gusty wind even if the system weakens, forecasters said.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect as of 10 a.m.

The hurricane center put the chances of it becoming a tropical depression at 40 percent over the next five days, which is down from 60 percent on Wednesday.

Another system now centered southwest of Bermuda has a medium chance of developing into a tropical depression by the end of this week, according to the NHC. But in 24 hours, it could strengthen to a tropical storm before it faces wind shear east of the Lesser Antilles.

Read the full advisory for Tropical Depression Two.

The National Hurricane Center said the depression could become a tropical storm later on Thursday or Friday. Satellite data helped convince forecasters that the storm had met tropical cyclone criteria.

The most recent models suggest that the storm will be negatively impacted by an approaching frontal boundary on Sunday, making additional development limited after that interaction.

It still has a chance to develop over the next few days as it moves between Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast.

The storm showed good outflow banding, and continued convective buildup near the center of circulation based on rapid-scan imagery from GOES 16 Thursday morning.

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