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Tropical Depression Eleven Forms in the Atlantic

Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 8:06 AM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The National Hurricane Center upgraded a tropical disturbance to Tropical Depression Eleven on Tuesday.

At 5:00 p.m., the tropical depression was 1110 miles WSW of the Cabo Verde Islands with sustained wind speeds of 35 mph. The storm is moving to the west at 16 mph.

Satellite imagery showed strong storms developing around the system for the last 24 hours. Satellite imagery also confirmed that the center of the storm is well organized.

Based on the satellite data, National Hurricane Center forecasters determined that the tropical system had strengthened into a tropical cyclone

Tropical Depression Eleven Satellite
Tropical Depression Eleven Satellite(WCTV Pinpoint Weather)

The storm is forecasted to strengthen into Tropical Storm Josephine Thursday afternoon as it moves to the northwest. While it is too far out to know for certain, this system could weaken after Sunday and currently poses little to no threat to the U.S.

The WCTV Pinpoint Weather Team will continue to monitor this system over the next several days.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The National Hurricane Center is watching a low-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm is showing signs of strengthening and could become a tropical depression at any point today.

The National Hurricane Center says the system has a 90% chance of developing into an organized storm within the next 24 to 48 hours.

NHC is giving this tropical wave a 90% chance of developing into an organized storm.
NHC is giving this tropical wave a 90% chance of developing into an organized storm.(WCTV PINPOINT WEATHER CENTER)

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