Tropical Storm Dorian forms from Depression 5 , Hurricane Center watching low off Texas

Florida low moving northeast

Chris Miller
August 24, 2019 - 3:40 pm

The fifth tropical depression of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season formed into Tropical Storm Dorian Saturday afternoon.

"The center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 10.9 North, longitude 50.4 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). The tropical storm is forecast to move generally west-northwestward at a similar forward speed for the next several days," said Hurricane Specialist David Zelinsky. 

"On the forecast track, the tropical cyclone is expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday."

Dorian has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.

Meanwhile, a tropical wave in the Gulf is expected to bring stormy conditions today to Texas and Louisiana.

"The associated shower and thunderstorm activity shows signs of organization," said Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven. "However, the system is likely to move inland over eastern Texas and western Louisiana before tropical cyclone formation can occur.

"Regardless of development, this system is expected to bring locally heavy rains to portions of Louisiana and eastern Texas during the next day or two."

There is also a tropical disturbance between the Florida Atlantic coast and the Bahamas. The Hurricane Center gives it a high chance of formation, but it is expected to keep moving northeast, out to sea.

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