Tropical Depression 5 officially formed in the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to strengthen and become Tropical Storm Dorian early Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Interests in the central and northern Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of TD 5, as tropical storm conditions could begin as soon as Monday evening in those areas. See more information at https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/WUDISUkBu3
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 24, 2019
The Tropical Depression is moving west at 12 miles an hour with suspected winds of 35 miles an hour and is expected to turn toward the west-northwest Sunday.
That motion is then expected to go on through Tuesday where the forecast track shows it getting near the Lesser Antilles.
The forecast says the depression could become Tropical Storm Dorian later Saturday or sometime on Sunday, according to the NHC.
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