Another tropical depression forms over Gulf

HOLT, Fla., Sept. 17, 2020—Another tropical depression has formed over the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Depression 22 started as a low pressure area last week and meandered over the Gulf moving toward Mexico while Hurricane Sally inched toward the upper Gulf coast.

It’s now forecast to become Tropical Storm Wilfred tomorrow, the last name on the 2020 hurricane name list.

It’s moving toward the northeast near 5 mph.

The National Hurricane Center expects TD 21 to strengthen to a tropical storm, and possibly a hurricane, while moving slowly over the western Gulf of Mexico during the next few days.

Atmospheric conditions in the Gulf may cause TD 21 to “meander” for the next five days before a direction is established.

It is too early to determine what areas could see direct wind, storm surge and rainfall impacts from this system, according to the NHC.

Meanwhile, Sally is now a tropical depression and Vicky is a remnant low. Teddy is a major category 4 hurricane with 140 mph winds and is heading straight for Bermuda Sunday or Monday.

Invest 98, a low pressure located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, could become a tropical depression before moving through less-favorable conditions this weekend. It has a 50-50 chance of development.

National Hurricane Center forecast

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