Tropical Depression 10 forms near Africa
The forecast calls for Tropical Depression Ten to become a named tropical storm later Friday.
Tropical Depression Ten formed off the western coast of Africa on Friday and is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm soon.
This system does not pose a threat to the mainland U.S. at this time.
Here’s what the FOX Forecast Center knows about Tropical Depression Ten right now.
Where is Tropical Depression 10?
As of Friday morning, Tropical Depression Ten was centered about 300 miles east-northeast of the Cabo Verde Islands – an island group off the western coast of Africa.
The newly formed tropical depression had winds of about 35 mph and was moving north-northwestward at 12 mph.
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Where is Tropical Depression 10 headed?
The forecast calls for Tropical Depression Ten to continue its near-northward movement through the weekend, before taking a hard left into the open Atlantic early next week.
It is forecast to become a tropical storm later Friday. When that happens, it will be given a name, which could be either Hermine or Ian, depending on how quickly it reaches tropical-storm strength compared to Tropical Depression Nine in the central Caribbean Sea.
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What impacts from Tropical Depression 10 can be expected?
Tropical Depression Ten does not pose a threat to the U.S. at this time.
It will bring 2 to 4 inches of rain to the Canary Islands – an island chain off the northwestern coast of Africa – through the weekend.