Tropical storm forecast to form in the Atlantic this week

ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9 meteorologists are tracking a tropical disturbance off the coast of Africa that could develop into a tropical storm this week.



6 p.m. Update:

Meteorologist George Waldenberger said it’s still hurricane season, and we’re monitoring a new low-pressure area over the Tropical Atlantic to see where it tracks next week.

Severe Weather Center 9 will see if it can stay to sea or move a little closer to Florida.

There are no threats now, but we’re watching it.

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Meteorologist Brian Shields said the area could become a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Lee by Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

Shields said it’s too soon to know where the storm will go.

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“It is way too early to tell if this will be a threat to the United States or stay out to sea,” Shields said.

Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.





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