Tropical depression 19 forms in Atlantic Ocean

By: Brittany Bedi |WCTV Eyewitness News
November 6, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A broad area of low pressure in the Atlantic Ocean is gaining organization in the past 24 hours. As of the 11 AM, the National Hurricane Center has upgraded it to tropical depression 19.

Tropical depression 19 is located roughly 780 miles east of Bermuda. As of the 11 AM advisory, it is moving north-northeast at 3 mph. Maximum sustained winds are at 35 mph. The minimum pressure within TD 19 is around 1013 mb. Satellite imagery of the depression looked disorganized this morning, as it appeared sheared. However, better organization is expected by Monday evening.

The depression is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm late Monday. If that happens, the storm will be named Rina, which would make it the 17th named storm of the season.

Even if the tropical depression strengthens, it is not a threat to the United States. It will be steered by an area of high pressure to the east of it. The 11 AM forecast path puts it on a north-northeast path through the Atlantic and into colder waters by Thursday morning.