New tropical storm expected by the weekend (map updated)


The National Hurricane Center expects the tropical systems in the Atlantic to develop further this weekend. (NHC)

HOLT, Fla., Sept. 15, 2017–Tropical Depression 14 is expected to become a tropical storm during the weekend according to the National Hurricane Center.

However, wind shear produced by a mid- to upper-level low over the central Atlantic is expected to weaken the system causing the system to be reduced to a remnant low by midweek.

For now, the depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph with a west or west-northwest direction forecast for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts.

The tropical system closer to the Leeward Islands has become better organized since yesterday and conditions are favorable for further development.

A tropical depression is expected to form during the weekend, causing tropical storm or hurricane watches to be issued for portions of the Lesser Antilles Saturday.

Chance for further formation is 90 percent.


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