Tropical depression Five forms in the Atlantic, which is expected to become Hurricane Danielle


Tropical Depression Five has formed and forecasters say it will likely become our first hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.

The low is moving east-northeast at nearly 2 mph and an easterly drift is expected through Friday evening. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph.

“Strengthening is expected over the next few days, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today (Thursday),” the National Hurricane Center said.

Longer term, as we enter the weekend, the system is expected to strengthen into CAT 1 Hurricane Danielle. It is not expected to be a threat to Florida.

“It remains clear of all landmasses and will likely meet its demise over the far north Atlantic,” said FOX 35 Storm team chief meteorologist Jayme King. Trust the FOX 35 Storm Team and download the FOX 35 Storm Team app for the latest weather updates!

Meanwhile, forecasters continue to monitor several other systems brewing in the Atlantic.


A tropical wave located several hundred kilometers east of the Leeward Islands has gradually organized over the past day. Although environmental conditions remain only marginally favorable, any further development of the system over the next few days would lead to the formation of a tropical depression. As of Thursday morning, it has an 80% chance of developing over the next five days.

Another area of ​​low pressure is located above and to the north of the Cape Verde Islands. While surface observations indicate low pressures in this area, associated shower activity is currently poorly organized. There is still potential for the system to become a short-lived tropical depression the next day. The chance of development over the next five days is 40%.

An area of ​​low pressure about 800 miles west-southwest of the westernmost Azores could become a tropical or subtropical depression on Thursday as the system generally drifts east. Chances are 80% for development over the next five days.

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