Monday 5AM The Tropics

Miami,Fla. (970 WFLA)-At 500 AM, the center of Tropical Depression Seventeen was located near latitude 31.1 North, longitude 39.9 West,about 875 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

The depression is moving toward the north near 3 mph, this motion is expected to continue today.  A turn to the east and east-southeast is expected to occur tonight and Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts.  Some strengthening is forecast, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).

Graphic Credit: NHC Miami

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