‘Poorly organized’ tropical depression moving quickly through Atlantic

Credit: NOAA/National Hurricane Center

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A newly formed tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean is poorly organized and moving fast, National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Thursday.

The NHC reports the depression is located over 1,500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. It has maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour and is moving west-northwest at 21 miles per hour.

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The hurricane center says the newly formed tropical depression is not expected to develop into a tropical cyclone. Advisories are being issued for the depression well to the east of the Lesser Antilles.

The storm was about 1260 mils east of the Lesser Antilles around 11 a.m. Thursday.

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It is expected to continue moving in a west-northwest, with increased speed, over the next 48 hours. If the depression does form into a tropical cyclone, it would be named Don.

Get updates on the system’s developments through WAVY’s Super Doppler 10 Online, the WAVY Weather App and the WAVY Weather Blogs.

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