Tropical depression 19 forms in the central Atlantic

Posted at 8:44 AM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 08:44:14-05

MIAMI (AP) — A new tropical depression has formed in the central Atlantic but does not currently pose a threat to land.

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The depression's maximum sustained winds Monday morning are near 35 mph (55 kph).

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some strengthening is forecast and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later in the day.

The depression is centered about 900 miles (1,445 kilometers) east of Bermuda and is moving east near 6 mph (9 kph) with a northward turn expected later in the day.