Tropical Storm Dolly forms over North Atlantic, no threat to land

Pablo Tucker
June 25, 2020

Tropical Storm Dolly formed Tuesday over the northern Atlantic Ocean but was expected to dissipate later in the week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Forecasters also noted that more storms had developed around the storm's center of circulation, which is why it is now considered a tropical storm and not a subtropical one.

"The system is located right along the edge of water warm that can support tropical development", AccuWeather's Top Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said.

"Conditions appear favorable for strengthening for the first 36 h or so, and the depression is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm during that time", meteorologists wrote this morning.


Tropical storm Dolly has formed over the North Atlantic, but the weather system is expected to stay far from land.

The 2020 Hurricane Season is underway in the Pacific, and a new tropical depression has formed.

It is extremely rare to have four named tropical storms by the end of June.


Presently, the system's track is set to take it south of Nova Scotia but near to Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula. Even though it will remain out to sea over its lifetime, it could stir rough seas and cause disruptions in the path of shipping interests.

Dolly will become a non-tropical storm by midweek.

The season has already had an active start with three previously named storms, two of which, Arthur and Bertha, forming before the season's "official" start date of June 1st.


Dolly is the fourth tropical storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Ferrell said all of the retired D-named storms formed in August, with the exception of Dennis, which formed the earliest on July 4, 2005.

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