Tropical Depression Five forms in the Western Atlantic

Tropical Depression Five forms in the Western Atlantic
Tropical Depression Five forms in the Western Atlantic (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - An area of low pressure off the Southeast coast of the United States posing unlikely odds of development has become Tropical Depression Five.

Forecasters From the National Hurricane Center issued a Special Tropical Outlook late Friday night noting a defined area of convection and circulation. As of Saturday morning was located southwest of Bermuda.

Tropical Depression Five forms in the Western Atlantic
Tropical Depression Five forms in the Western Atlantic (Source: WECT)

The storm is expected to quickly continue east-northeast through early next week. Strengthening is possible, which could lead to Tropical Storm classification and the name “Edouard,” however the lifespan of the system remains in question.

Impacts to the Cape Fear Region are unlikely as the storm moves away from the U.S. mainland.

The track of Tropical Depression Five as of 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, 2020.
The track of Tropical Depression Five as of 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Source: WECT)

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