Tropical Depression 8 forms in the western Atlantic

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2017

For those reasons the hurricane center increased the probability that a tropical depression will form to 70 percent and said it could happen in the next day or two.

The Atlantic could have a new tropical depression in the next few days, and this one could move close to the East Coast.

Of more concern, though, is a system located 200 miles north of the northern Leeward Islands, 99L, which has a 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next five days. The hurricane center's forecast said Jova would continue to weaken and likely dissipate Sunday.

The most likely future track for the storm keeps it over the open waters of the Atlantic, in between the southeastern USA and Bermuda. Bermuda may be affected by this system either Monday or Tuesday.

How do hurricanes get their names? It is expected to remain out to sea and will not affect the eastern Seaboard.

If it can overcome the dry air that has plagued most systems so far this season, it may have an opportunity to develop as it crosses the open waters of the eastern and central Atlantic this week.

The low pressure area off the coast of Florida is now moving north and is given a slight, 10 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days.

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