New tropical depression in the Atlantic

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Forecast path of the tropical depression in the Atlantic (image courtesy of the National Hurricane Center)

HOLT, Fla., July 6, 2017–The disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean developed enough overnight to be classified as a tropical depression by the National Hurricane Center.

However, as of 10 a.m. CDT, the NHC does not expect this system to become a tropical storm.

During the night the system picked up speed and is moving at 21 mph west-northwest. It is expected to pick up speed during the next 48 hours.

Wind speeds are at 30 mph with higher gusts.

Hurricane models show the storm continuing along its present course.

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Models predict the storm system to continue along its present north-northwest track. (image courtesy of the South Florida Water Management District)

Stephanie Holcombe

 

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