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Tropical Depression 11 Forms In Atlantic

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 15:19:53-04

Tropical Depression #11 formed in the Atlantic Tuesday afternoon and is expected to become a tropical storm by Thursday.

The system, roughly 1,450 miles east of the Lesser Antilles in the Eastern Caribbean, was moving to the west at 16 mph with sustained winds near 35 mph.

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If the depression gets upgraded to a tropical storm, the next name on the list is "Josephine".

TD11 appears to have a limited future as the system will be encountering upper level shear (strong winds aloft) as it nears the Northeast Caribbean this weekend.

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The system could weaken and perhaps dissipate beyond 5 days as it encounters an anticipated upper level trough of low pressure along the U.S. East Coast.

TD11 should not pose a threat to the Gulf of Mexico, unless it is bypassed by the aforementioned trough in a week's time...a very low end scenario at this time.

With such an intense hurricane season expected this year all systems will garner monitoring, even if they are only tropical waves...

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