SUMMARY OF 800 PM CVT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 265 MI…430 KM E OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 355 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 800 PM CVT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Ten was located near latitude 15.9 North, longitude 20.0 West. The depression is moving toward the north near 9 mph (15 km/h). A turn toward the northwest is expected tonight, followed by a turn to the west-northwest and west on Saturday and Saturday night. On the forecast track, the center of the depression is expected to pass north of the northernmost Cabo Verde Islands tonight and Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. The system could become a short-lived tropical storm later tonight. However, weakening is forecast to begin on Saturday and the system is expected to become a remnant low Saturday night.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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