Tropical Depression 28 forms in Caribbean


The twenty-eighth tropical depression of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season formed Saturday afternoon.

"Satellite imagery and NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft data indicate that the broad area of low pressure that NHC has been following for the past couple of days has consolidated enough to be considered a tropical depression," said National Hurricane Center forecaster Eric Blake.

TD 28

The depression isn't moving very much right now, just two miles per hour to the north-northwest. The hurricane center expects that to change.

"Mid-level ridging should build over the northern Gulf of Mexico on Monday, forcing the depression to move faster to the west-northwest toward the Yucatan Peninsula or Channel," said Blake. "The ridge shouldn't last too long, however, with a substantial upper-level low forecast to eject out of the southwestern United States in a few days, causing the tropical cyclone to sharply turn to the north and northeast on Wednesday."

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