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Tropical Depression One forms off Florida's east coast

Posted at 5:40 AM, May 15, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Tropical Depression One has formed off the east-central coast of Florida.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the North Carolina coast from north of Surf City to Duck, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.

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A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

As of 5 p.m. Saturday, the center of Tropical Depression One is about 125 miles east of Melbourne, Florida and about 505 miles south-southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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It will move away from Florida and strengthen into Tropical Storm Arthur by Saturday night or Sunday.

As it pulls away from Florida, our local weather conditions will improve.