WIND: [TOP] Tropical Depression Five could cause gusty conditions on Bermuda and over the nearby waters later today or tonight. The Bermuda Weather Service has issued a Gale Warning. For more information please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service. RAIN: Tropical Depression Five is expected to produce total rain accumulations of less than 1 inch with possible isolated maximum amounts of 4 inches in and around Bermuda.
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Five was located near latitude 31.1 North, longitude 68.7 West. The depression is moving toward the east-northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h). A faster east-northeastward motion is expected by tonight, followed by further acceleration on Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of the depression will move near or just northwest and north of Bermuda tonight and early Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Little overall change in strength is likely, however the system could become a tropical storm later today. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. A small area of low pressure located about 300 miles west-southwest
of Bermuda continues to produce persistent showers and
thunderstorms. The system appears to be getting better organized,
and if current trends continue, it could become a tropical
depression later today or tonight while it moves east-northeastward
or northeastward at about 15 mph. Environmental conditions are
expected to become unfavorable for further development by late
Sunday. Interests in Bermuda should monitor the progress of this
Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.
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