Tropical Depression Five Forms Near Bermuda – The Weather Channel

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Tropical Depression Five Forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Depression Five is quickly approaching Bermuda and could become a record-setting tropical storm by Sunday.

This new depression is moving rapidly east-northeastward toward Bermuda with sustained winds of 35 mph. The system is rather ragged and has most of its thunderstorms focused on the southern side of its circulation.

Satellite and Forecast Cone

(The red-shaded area denotes the potential path of the center of the tropical cyclone. It’s important to note that impacts (particularly heavy rain, high surf, coastal flooding, winds) with any tropical cyclone usually spread beyond its forecast path.)

The depression will bring gusty winds and up to 3 inches of rain to Bermuda late today into early Sunday as it quickly passes through before moving into the open north Atlantic.

Tropical Depression Five could intensify slightly this weekend and is expected to become a modest tropical storm. When maximum sustained winds reach 40 mph, it will gain the name, Edouard.

If Edouard forms, it will become the earliest fifth named tropical storm to form, according to Dr. Philip Klotzbach.

The fifth tropical storm of the season typically forms around August 31st.

Tropical Depression Five has its origins in a spinning cluster of thunderstorms that developed over the Tennessee Valley Wednesday. The cluster, called a Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV), moved southeastward through Georgia and South Carolina, then moved off the coast.

From there, it slowly organized and wobbled around until becoming a closed low on Saturday morning.

The Origins of Tropical Depression Five

This MCV was a part of a larger stormy pattern that remains entrenched across the South that will continue to be monitored for additional tropical development through the upcoming week.

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