Tropical Depression 14 Expected to Be Storm By Weekend

Tropical Depression Fourteen is centered as of 5 p.m. AST over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean about 450 miles (720 km) west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and a west or west-northwest motion is forecast during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some gradual strengthening is expected, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm over the weekend. It is not a threat to land.

Get the latest on this system from the National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Fourteen

National Weather Center Photo of Tropical Depression 14 at 5PM on September 15, 2017.

National Weather Center Photo of Tropical Depression 14 at 5PM on September 15, 2017.

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