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Tropical Depression Two forms over central Atlantic

Posted: 12:08 PM, Jul 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-05 16:21:13Z
Tropical Depression Two forms over central...
Tropical Depression Two forms over central...

We now have our second tropical depression of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Tropical Depression Two formed Thursday morning west of the Cabo Verde Islands. The storm will continue to move west and there is a chance that it could strengthen into Tropical Storm Beryl by Friday or sometime this weekend. 

Afterward. upper-level winds will become unfavorable for strengthening. This combined with several other factors such as dry air and cooler than average water temps will lead to the system eventually degenerating into a trough of low pressure sometime next week as it approaches the Lesser Antilles. The system will remain weak as it moves westward. There is NO threat to Florida. 

Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley

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2018 STORM NAMES

Alberto Leslie
Beryl Michael
Chris Nadine
Debby Oscar
Ernesto Patty
Florence Rafael
Gordon Sara
Helene Tony
Isaac Valerie
Joyce William
Kirk


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