NHC: Tropical Depression 13 Forms in Atlantic, Expected to Become Tropical Storm With Florida in its Path
By Space Coast Daily // August 20, 2020
STORM COULD AFFECT Florida by Sunday night
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – The National Hurricane Center announced Tropical Depression 13 formed late Wednesday night predicted the storm will grow into a tropical storm and churn toward Florida by Sunday night.
In the NHC 11 p.m. update, the storm system was located about 1,000 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph with higher gusts and moving west-northwest at 20 mph.
According to NHC forecasters, this motion is expected to continue for the next few days and the depression is expected to move near or north of the northern Leeward Islands by late Friday and near or north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday.
Gradual strengthening is forecast, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by late Thursday. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb.
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