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What was Tropical Storm Wilfred has begun wilting in the face of conditions hostile to storm development and has been relegated to tropical depression status, the National Hurricane Center reported.
The Atlantic basin is crowded with activity, as five tropical weather systems in varying stages of development dot the ocean, along with another pair of systems in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical Depression 20, is expected to strengthen in the next few days and reach hurricane status within four to five days, the National Hurricane Center reported Sunday evening.
While tropical storms Paulette and Rene turn north toward the central Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center gave a system that is expected to move off the coast of Africa on Thursday afternoon a high chance of tropical development and suggested it might blow more directly westward, toward the Caribbean.
The tropical depression that formed Sunday night has developed into Tropical Storm Paulette, the National Hurricane Center announced in its 11 a.m. Monday update, but the system does not appear to pose a threat to the V.I.
A tropical depression is likely to develop from a low-pressure system designated Invest 99-L crossing the eastern Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center reported Sunday.
The approach of Tropical Storm Laura prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to declare Port Condition Zulu Friday morning, closing the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and the National Weather Service to issue a tropical storm warning and coastal flood and high surf warnings.
At 11 p.m. Wednesday the tropical weather system known as Invest 98-L was upgraded to Tropical Depression 13, the National Hurricane Center reported.
The U.S. Coast Guard set Port Condition Whiskey for the maritime ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico due to tropical wave Invest 98L possibly arriving to the islands within 72 hours.
A broad area of low pressure about 1,000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, which has been designated as Invest 98-L, is producing a concentrated area of showers and thundershowers.