A enlarged view of the three-day forecast track for Tropical Depression One issued at 11 p.m. EDT June 30 by the National Hurricane Center.
A view of the five-day forecast track for Tropical Depression One issued at 11 p.m. EDT June 30 by the National Hurricane Center. The storm was located about 105 miles east-southeast of Cape Canaveral.
The first tropical depression of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season formed late Monday night off the east coast of Florida.
The storm was located about 105 miles east-southeast of Cape Canaveral. Maximum sustained winds were near 35 mph with higher gusts. According to the 11 p.m. report from the National Hurricane Center, the depression will strengthen into Tropical Storm Arthur.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast of east-central Florida from Fort Pierce northward to South of Flagler Beach.
The depression is moving southwest at near 2 mph. Forecasters expect it to begin to move west to west-northwest by morning with a turn toward the northwest and then north on Wednesday. The NHC’s forecast track keeps the storm’s center offshore the east coast of Florida. It is no threat to Pinellas County.
The system is expected to pass east of northeastern Florida on Wednesday and Wednesday night. It should be well away from the state by Independence Day.
Hurricane season began June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. For more information, visit TBN's hurricane guide.