Chantal a depression, system off Florida has low chance of bringing named storm up U.S. East Coast

Chris Miller
August 22, 2019 - 2:48 pm

Tropical Depression Chantal is slowly weakening over the northern Atlantic Ocean while a low pressure system just off of Florida's Atlantic coast has a low chance of development.

Chantal is moving east at 17 miles per hour but forecast to loop around to the south. 

"Weakening is expected, and Chantal is forecast to degenerate into a remnant low on Friday," said National Hurricane Center Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure between the Bahamas and south Florida has become a little better organized, but has only a low chance of development over the next few days. 

"Additional slow development is possible during the next several days while the system moves northwestward toward the Florida peninsula at 5 to 10 mph and then turns northeastward off the southeastern coast of the United States," said Beven. "Regardless of development, locally heavy rains are possible over portions of the southern Florida peninsula during the next day or two."

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