Tropical Depression Seven Forms in Atlantic Ocean, Disturbance Near Florida Keys Expected to Strengthen
By Space Coast Daily // July 21, 2020
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Tropical Depression has formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, according to the 5 p.m. report by the National Hurricane Center.
At this time, the depression is moving toward the west-northwest at 8 mph.
Located about 1420 miles east of the Southern Windward Islands, the system is carrying 35 mph max sustained winds. The Tropical Depression is expected to pick up strength over the next few days as it approaches warmer waters in the Atlantic.
Experts at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) are forecasting the Tropical Depression Seven to make a turn toward the west with increased speed tonight, heading into Wednesday.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, at this time.
Next update is scheduled for 11 p.m.
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DISTURBANCE NEAR FLORIDA KEYS
National Hurricane Center is also monitoring a disturbance moving through the Florida Keys and is beginning to move further into the Gulf of Mexico.
Currently labeled a Tropical Wave, the system is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over western Cuba, the northwestern Bahamas and southern Florida.
“This system is expected to cross the southeastern Gulf of Mexico this afternoon and tonight, move over the central Gulf on Wednesday, and reach the northwestern Gulf on Thursday and Friday,” said the National Hurricane Center in a released statement on Tuesday.
An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system on Wednesday.
National Hurricane Center’s report shows the Tropical Wave has a 40-percent chance at becoming a tropical cyclone in the next five days. Current path trajectory of the system impacting the coast of Texas and parts of Louisiana by Sunday.
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