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Subtropical Storm Four forms in the North Atlantic

The 4th system of the 2020 hurricane season

A short lived Subtropical Depression has formed in the North Atlantic
A short lived Subtropical Depression has formed in the North Atlantic

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center is watching an area of storms swirling in the North Atlantic and they found signs within the most recent satellite images that Subtropical Depression Four has formed.

In their special tropical weather outlook issued at 4 p.m, they detailed that showers and thunderstorms associated with a well-defined low-pressure system located about 350 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has continued to get better organized today and a subtropical depression appears to be forming.

The NHC began issuing advisories at 5 p.m. this afternoon. This system is expected to move eastward and northeastward away from the United States during the next couple of days.

It is not expected, but if it were to intensify into a subtropical storm, it would be named Dolly.

The NHC’s forecast discussion detailed that the center of Subtropical Depression Four was located near latitude 38.2 North, longitude 65.7 West. The subtropical depression is moving toward the east-northeast near 9 mph and this motion is forecast to continue through tonight.

A motion toward the northeast is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible tonight and early Tuesday, and the subtropical depression could briefly become a subtropical storm. Slow weakening is expected to begin by Tuesday afternoon or evening. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb


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