Tropical Depression 5 officially forms in Atlantic Ocean, expected to become Tropical Storm Dorian

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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.

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.

For more on storms in the Piedmont Triad area, click here. 

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