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Tropical Storm Debby forms in the Atlantic

Posted at 12:43 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 05:25:50-04

THURSDAY AUGUST 9 5AM UPDATE: Tropical Storm Debby is starting to weaken as it encounters cooler water in the far north Atlantic. Winds have decreased back to 45 mph from 50 mph and is moving northeast at 17mph. The same general motion is expected with an increase in forward speed as Debby moves through the north Atlantic. Gradual weakening is forecast and Debby is expected to dissipate before the end of the week. 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8 5AM UPDATE: Debby has transitioned to a Tropical Storm over the far north Atlantic, strengthening slightly to winds of 45 mph. Debby is still forecast to dissipate by Thursday night. No threat to land expected. 

Subtropical Storm Debby formed in the Atlantic on Tuesday morning with winds of 40 mph. The storm is expected to drift northeastward through Wednesday before dissipating by the end of the week. No impacts to any land areas are expected. 

 

CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY

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