HOLT, Fla., Aug. 11, 2020—The area of low pressure the National Hurricane Center has been monitoring over the tropical Atlantic Ocean has developed into Tropical Depression 11.
The system is moving west near 16 mph with 35 mph gusts and a well-defined center, according to the NHC.
A west-northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is forecast to begin Wednesday night and continue through the rest of the week.
Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Wednesday night.
Should a tropical storm form, it will be named Josephine.
However, hostile wind shear is expected to significantly weaken the system by day four and five of the five-day forecast.
National Hurricane Center forecast