Update: New tropical depression likely today... where is it headed?

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A low-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean is becoming better organized, according to the National Hurricane Center. Within hours, and it could turn into this year’s third tropical depression./NHC A low-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean is becoming better organized, according to the National Hurricane Center. Within hours, and it could turn into this year’s third tropical depression./NHC A low-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean is becoming better organized, according to the National Hurricane Center. Within hours, and it could turn into this year’s third tropical depression. See where it is headed:

Hurricane officials aren’t certain the storm will group through tropical storm status and become the season’s second hurricane. However, updated forecast models continue to show that it will continue west toward the Caribbean, possibly affecting Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic later this weekend.

National Hurricane Center’s latest statement

As of 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, satellite indicted the tropical system remains well organized and could develop into a tropical depression later today or early Wednesday, July 30. The system is located 1,450 miles east of the Windward Islands and is moving west or west-northwestward at 15 mph.

Weather prediction models indicate the area of disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean will continue to move toward Puerto Rico./University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Weather prediction models indicate the area of disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean will continue to move toward Puerto Rico./University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Three is a 40 percent chance the storms form into a tropical depression in 48 hours. There is an 80 percent chance a tropical depression forms in the next five days.
Forecast models continue to show the storm will develop into a strong tropical storm or possibly a weak hurricane over the weekend. However, the National Hurricane Center has not issued any hurricane or tropical storm advisories yet.

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