Tropical Depression Three Forms in the Atlantic, Expected to Become Hurricane ‘Bret’ by Wednesday

By  //  June 19, 2023

Tropical Storm 'Bret'?

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has released the 2 p.m. report for Tropical Depression Three that is developing in the Atlantic located about 1,400 miles east of the Windward Islands.

The system is currently moving west at 21 mph and carrying 35 mph max sustained winds.

The report shows the system is projected to become a Tropical Storm by later today and a hurricane by Wednesday night.

The system should be approaching the Lesser Antilles late this week.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1 and extends through November 30. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released the hurricane season outlook for this year. They’re predicting a near normal season, with 12 to 17 named storms.

They predict that five to nine of those will become hurricanes, and that there should be between one to four major hurricanes with winds 111 mph (179 kph) or higher.