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Tropical Depression 20 Forms in the Atlantic

On Saturday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center started issuing advisories for Tropical Depression 20.  This tropical depression was located over the open waters of the central Atlantic Ocean, approximately 2,000 miles east of the Caribbean islands.  Wind speeds were sustained around 35 mph with a central storm pressure of 1005 millibars.  Tropical Depression 20 is moving west-northwest at about 9 mph.

Slow strengthening is expected through the rest of the weekend.  Tropical Depression 20 is forecast to become a tropical storm—likely named Teddy—by Sunday night.  A faster rate of strengthening is possible early next week, with hurricane conditions possible by Wednesday.

There is quite a bit of model uncertainty on the track of this storm beyond the weekend.  That’s why it’s important to keep it tuned to WeatherNation for the very latest forecast information.

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Joe Astolfi has been a weather enthusiast and geography guru ever since childhood.  After earning an Associate degree at Terra State Community College in Ohio, he decided to pursue a Bachelor degree in meteorology at Northern Illinois University.  He minored in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Before arriving at WeatherNation TV, Joe worked at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois.  Forecasting ... Load Morefor northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin was anything but ordinary.  Severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, blizzards, and heat waves are just some of the extreme weather events he has covered.  Joe grew up in Sandusky, Ohio and will always have a passion for the Great Lakes region and all it has to offer.

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