Tropical Depression 19 Forms in the North Central Atlantic; No Threat to Land

Tropical Depression 19 forms over the open north central Atlantic Monday morning. As of 5 PM AST max sustained winds are at 35 mph as it slowly moves north-northeast well east of Bermuda. The depression is disorganized as it battles some nearby dry air in the mid levels of the atmosphere. Westerly wind shear exposes the center of circulation. Tropical Depression 19 will likely become the 17th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic season, Rina, by early Tuesday morning. While gradual strengthening is expected, it will transition to an extra-tropical system over the cooler north Atlantic by Thursday afternoon. It is no threat to land, but the remnants of future Rina could bring squalls to Ireland/the United Kingdom by Friday or Saturday.




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