Tropical Depression 12 develops in eastern Atlantic
We are right around the top of the curve for peak tropical activity, and there's plenty of action in the Atlantic today. The latest is Tropical Depression 12, which developed over the northwestern-most Cape Verde islands, off the western coast of Africa.
With maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, the depression is just on the threshold of becoming a named storm, possibly by tonight.
The forecast calls for the depression to move west-northwest over the next few days, towards the central Atlantic.
Overnight, Tropical Storm Julia formed right on the southeastern Georgia coast. Slow weakening is predicted for Julia for the next two days. It could regress into a tropical depression tonight or early tomorrow.
It's track is less certain, with the National Hurricane Center predicting a slow and erratic motion over the next couple of days. It's current track is north-northeast at six miles per hour.
Tropical Storm Ian continues its northward movement in the central Atlantic, and is no threat to land.