Tropical Depression Forms In The Atlantic

Pablo Tucker
July 6, 2020

Showers associated with the system can bring up to 3 inches of rain to Bermuda, but they also decrease in the afternoon.

[Updated] Tropical Depression Five has formed and is a "threat to Bermuda" the BWS said, adding that it is "projected to move north of Bermuda tonight [July 4] as a marginal tropical storm". "By Monday, the storm is expected to become a post-tropical storm as it moves over the northern Atlantic Ocean". A faster east-northeastward motion is expected by tonight, followed by further acceleration on Sunday.

The tropical Atlantic continues to show signs of life. But, this area along and just off the southeastern coast of the United States is a patch where there is some moisture and somewhat lower wind shear.

If the storm system now known as Tropical Depression 5 does indeed remain organized and its maximum sustained winds grow as strong as 39 miles per hour, it would become Tropical Storm Edouard (which would be pronounced eh-DWARD). The season officially started June 1 and runs through November 30.

However, it could cross over Florida and into the western Atlantic near the Carolinas, where it has a better chance of development.

NOAA's Hurricane Season 2020 Forecast. It would be named Edouard as the 5th named storm of the season. Four tropical storms are already in the books for the season, with one US landfall. If it does acquire a name, it will be the earliest fifth named storm on record in the Atlantic basin.

Two tropical storms in May and one in early June affected the Gulf Coast, the Southeast, and the Midwest.

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