Hurricane Teddy keeps strengthening, on track to Bermuda. Two depressions may also form

By Michelle Marchante and Alex Harris, Miami Herald on

Published in Weather News

MIAMI - A strengthened Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama early Wednesday, battering the area with heavy rain and winds over 100 mph. Trouble may also be coming for Bermuda, which is forecast to be in the path of a powerful Hurricane Teddy early next week.

Hurricanes Sally and Teddy aren't the only systems on the National Hurricane Center's radar. A strengthening Hurricane Paulette is still roaming around the Atlantic. So is Tropical Storm Vicky. Forecasters are also monitoring three disturbances, two of which are forecast to turn into tropical depressions later this week.

Here's what to know:

- Two tropical depressions forecast to form in the Atlantic

One of the disturbances, described as an area of low pressure, was producing showers and thunderstorms about a few hundred miles south-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands and had seen little change overnight, according to the hurricane center.

It was moving west at 10 to 15 mph and was forecast to turn into a tropical depression in the next few days, according to the hurricane center. It had a 50% chance of development in the next two days and 70% in the next five days, as of the 8 a.m. EDT update.


The other two disturbances are on opposite sides of the Atlantic. One was producing showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and was beginning to show signs of organization, according to Wednesday's advisory.

"Upper-level winds are forecast to gradually become more conducive for development, and a tropical depression could form late this week while the low meanders over the southern Gulf of Mexico for the next several days," forecasters wrote. It had a 40 to 60% chance of formation in the next two to five days.

The other disturbance, described as a non-tropical area of low pressure, is over the far northeastern Atlantic Ocean and was a few hundred miles northeast of the Azores, according to the hurricane center. It had about a 20% chance of forming anytime this week.

"This system could acquire some subtropical characteristics while it moves southeastward and eastward at about 10 mph during the next few days," forecasters wrote.


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