Tropical Cyclone 11L…is located 1135 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands
Tropical Depression Eleven is moving through the open ocean away from land at the moment…and is expected to become Tropical Storm Josephine today.
If Tropical Depression 11L takes on the name Josephine before August 22nd, then the Atlantic would have its earliest forming J storm on the record books.
This storm will likely find increasing wind shear as we reach the weekend…and in turn experience gradual weakening.
According to the NHC Advisory 6…the depression is moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h).
A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast later tonight and this motion is forecast to continue during the next few days followed by a turn toward the northwest early next week.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm on Thursday.
Here’s a satellite image of the Atlantic Ocean
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