The National Hurricane Center has upgraded a pair of storms to tropical depressions in the Atlantic basin. Long-range forecasts have both systems impacting the US coastline early next week.
Tropical Depression Thirteen is located 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, with wind speeds of 35 mph and moving west-northwest at 21 mph. The storm’s track could bring tropical storm conditions to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by Friday night and early Saturday. The system continues to strengthen and is likely to become Tropical Storm Laura.
Tropical Depression Fourteen formed in the western Caribbean Sea Thursday morning. Current wind speeds of 35 mph and moving west at 21 mph. The storm is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to Central America by Friday, and the Yucatan Peninsula by Saturday.
Long-range forecasts have Tropical Depression Thirteen strengthening when it enters the Gulf of Mexico and could affect the Texas and Louisiana coasts by Tuesday.
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