Tropical Weather News

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Tropical Depression 14​ 

5 PM EDT Thu Aug 20 2020

Tropical Depression Fourteen is expected to strengthen over the northwestern Caribbean Sea through Saturday, and is likely to product tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rainfall over portions of the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras, including the Bay Islands, beginning tonight through Friday.  The system could be near or at hurricane strength when it reaches the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico late Saturday, and watches could be required for a portion of that area tonight.

The system is expect to move into the south-central Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm on Sunday.  Son strengthening is anticipated while it moves northwestward over the western Gulf of Mexico early next week, but it is too son to know exactly how strong it will get or the location and magnitude of impacts it will produce along the central or northwestern Gulf Coast.  Interest in that area should continue monitoring the progress of this system over the next few days.

Tropical Depression 13​ 

500 PM EDT Thu Aug 20 2020

At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Thirteen was located near latitude 16.7 North, longitude 53.9 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 21 mph (33 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days. On the forecast track, the depression is expected to move near or north of the northern Leeward Islands by late Friday, near or north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday, and near or north of Hispaniola Saturday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm on Friday. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).

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