The first Atlantic depression of this season is
forecast to become a tropical storm on Tuesday.
Tropical depression one is presently located about 105 miles
(170 km) east southeast of Cape Canaveral in Florida with
maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour (55 kph) and
presently the system is drifting southwestward at 2 miles per
hour (about 4 kph).
"A tropical storm watch is in effect for the east coast of
Florida from Fort Pierce to Flagler beach," the Miami-based
weather forecasters said.
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within 24 to 36
hours, NHC added.
"A large deep-layer trough that is forecast to approach the
eastern United States in a couple of days, should cause the
cyclone to turn northeast and accelerate."
(Reporting by Anupam Chatterjee in Bangalore; Editing by Miral
Fahmy, Greg Mahlich)
[© 2014 Thomson Reuters. All rights
Copyright 2014 Reuters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.