Tropical Depression VI is forming in the Atlantic Ocean
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center said the sixth tropical depression of the season formed Saturday afternoon and is expected to be short-lived and become a depression by Monday.
As of an update at 11 PM EDT, the depression was about 765 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It is moving west at 14 mph.
A slight decrease in forward speed over the next day or so, followed by a gradual turn to the west-northwest by Monday, according to NWS.
There have been four named storms this season: Arlene, Brett, Cindy, and Dawn, with the latter becoming a hurricane.
There are now four more tropical concerns.
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Tropical disturbance Invest 98-L produced showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions appear generally favorable for further development of this system, and a short-lived tropical depression will likely form over the next day or so as it moves west-northwest or northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic. By early next week, upper level winds are expected to increase, and no further development is expected. It has a 70% chance of developing.
Eastern tropical Atlantic disturbance AL90 is producing shower and thunderstorm activity in association with an area of low pressure near the Windward Islands. Some additional development of this system is likely and a tropical depression could form by early next week while this system moves westward to west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea. It has a 50% chance of development over seven days.
An area of disturbed weather over the Florida peninsula is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico by early next week, where a broad area of low pressure is expected to form. Some slow development is possible, and a tropical depression could form as it moves westward and approaches the western Gulf of Mexico coastline by the middle of next week. It has a 20% chance of development over seven days.
A tropical wave near the western coast of Africa is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Slow slow development is possible while it moves generally west-northwestward across the tropical eastern Atlantic the next several days. It has a 30% chance of development over seven days.
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