Tropical Depression Fifteen Forms Offshore of North Carolina

Reporter: KC Sherman
Published: Updated:

Tropical Depression 15 formed Monday afternoon about 135 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina. As of 11 p.m., there has been very little change with this system. This tropical depression is still expected to strengthen into tropical storm by tomorrow morning, upon which it will be given the name Nana.

Soon-to-be Nana will be no threat to land as it will continue its track to the northeast, away from the United States.

Tropical Depression 15 isn’t the only system in the tropics! Another area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave is located over the central Caribbean. This has an 80% chance of becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm over the next five days.

Regardless of development, this is not expected to pose a threat to the United States either, as it will continue to move westward over the Caribbean towards Belize and Honduras through the week, where it is forecast to stay out of the Gulf of Mexico.

If this becomes a tropical storm, it will take the name “Omar”.

Another tropical wave is expected to emerge off of the African coast over the next day or so. This disturbance currently has a 30% chance of tropical development.

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