Tropical depression heads for Bermuda

Tropical depression heads for Bermuda

Tropical depression heads for Bermuda

[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". Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, July 5, 2020, due to the presence of a system that has a 40% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone near or over Florida within the next 5 days.

"Some slight development of this system is possible before the disturbance moves onshore along the northeastern Gulf Coast on Monday", the NHC said in a statement Sunday morning.

The NHC is giving 10-percent odds of tropical development over the next two days with a 30% chance of development over the next five days.

Tropical Depression Five could become Tropical Storm Dolly but is no threat to land. The season officially started June 1 and runs through November 30. It is expected to encounter dry air and wind shear so it is not expected to strengthen into much more than a week tropical storm.

Tropical depression heads for Bermuda
Tropical Depression 5 no longer a threat

The same general area along and off the Southeast U.S. coast, which includes the northern Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic waters, could allow a similar feature to crop up during the middle and latter part of this week.

At 6am today, it was about 70 miles north of Bermuda, heading in a northeast direction, with maximum winds of 34mph and stronger gusts. It would be named Edouard as the 5th named storm of the season.

The official forecast has the depression tracking into the open Atlantic and potentially strengthening right into a tropical storm over the next 12 to 24 hours. This would be the 5th tropical system of the Hurricane Season so far.

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