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Developing storm in Atlantic could threaten US

An unnamed tropical depression has become better organized in the Atlantic Ocean.
An unnamed tropical depression has become better organized in the Atlantic Ocean. National Weather Service.

A tropical disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean has become better organized, increasing the chances it will become a depression later this week.

The unnamed disturbance with showers and thunderstorms is nearly stationary about 700 West-Southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. But forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the disturbance has a 70 percent of gradually developing into a tropical disturbance within five days.

It’s expected to begin moving in a West, Northwest direction within a day or so and continue that path through the rest of the week. The chances that it forms into a depression within 48 hours stood at 30 percent, as of the 2 p.m., advisory.

Should the disturbance develop into a tropical storm, it will take on the name of “Don.”

Cynthia Roldán: @CynthiaRoldan

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