Tropical Depression 11 forms in Atlantic, expected to become Tropical Storm Josephine

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tropical Depression 11 has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to become Tropical Storm Josephine by Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, the center of the storm was located about 1,405 miles east-southeast of the Northern Leeward Islands.

The storm is moving west at a speed of around 15 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

“Thankfully, forecast models are showing a lot of wind shear over the weekend which should significantly weaken this system long term,” said WFLA meteorologist Ian Oliver.

According to the NHC, a movement to the west-northwest is expected to begin tonight and continue through the rest of the week. Some strengthening is forecast during the next two days.

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