New tropical depression forms

SixHOLT, Fla., Aug. 26, 2019–A new tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic Ocean midway between Bermuda and the United States’s eastern coast.

Tropical Depression Six is moving east at 2 mph. The depression is forecast to drift eastward or northeastward during the next day or so, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The cyclone is expected to begin to accelerate northeast Wednesday and this general motion should continue through Thursday.

The center of the depression will remain well east of the east coast of the United States.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts.

Some gradual strengthening is possible during the next day or two and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm tonight or Tuesday.

The next name on the Hurricane list is Erin.



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