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Tropical Depression Four Forms in Atlantic

5 Jul 2017, 9:40 pm

After a lengthy wait, Tropical Depression Four officially formed in the Atlantic on Wednesday night, although it isn’t expected to threaten land in the foreseeable future.

While Four’s development marks the fourth cyclone of the Atlantic basin season so far, the good news is it isn’t expected to strengthen much nor is it likely to impact land. The National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) official forecast calls for Four to maintain its current tropical depression status before potentially weakening at the end of the week.

The track, meanwhile, also appears mostly benign, as it should steer north of the Lesser Antilles. Interests in these areas and in Bermuda and the southeastern United States, however, should keep close tabs on the progress of this storm.

If Four strengthens further, it would become Tropical Storm Don, the season’s fourth named storm. On average, the fourth named storm of the season doesn’t occur until August 23rd, indicating an active start to the Atlantic’s hurricane season.

This is an area of low pressure that has been monitored for several days after first emerging as a tropical wave off the west coast of Africa last weekend. Currently, there aren’t any other areas being watched for possible development in the Atlantic.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this storm and the tropics.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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