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NHC: Tropical Depression 14 expected to be Tropical Storm on Friday

Posted at 8:33 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 22:56:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Depression Fourteen is showing signs of getting better organized.

The fourteenth depression is expected to become a Tropical Storm on Friday.

NHC is forecasting probabilities of sustained, one-minute average surface wind speeds equal to or exceeding 39 mph.

The NHC expects Tropical Depression Fourteen to strengthen over the northwestern Caribbean Sea through Saturday and says it is likely to produce tropical-storm-force winds.

The system is expected to move into the south-central Gulf of Mexico as a Tropical Storm on Sunday.

Some strengthening is anticipated while it moves northward over the western Gulf of Mexico early next week, but NHC says it is too early to know exactly how strong it will get or the location and magnitude of impacts it will produce along the central or northwestern Gulf Coast.

This is a developing story.