WEST PALM BEACH, FL– The National Hurricane Center is reporting that Tropical Depression Three has formed over the central area of the Atlantic Ocean.
Currently, the depression is moving in a western direction at about 21 mph with winds of 35 mph with higher gusts.
The storm is expected to continue moving in this direction over the next couple of days and strengthen into Tropical Storm Bret. From there, forecasters believe it could become a hurricane in a few days.
On the track that the tropical depression is headed, it is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles late this week.
Those residing in the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and surrounding areas are advised to keep a close eye on weather conditions and have a hurricane plan in place.
Jun 19 11AM EDT: Tropical Depression Three has formed in the central tropical Atlantic. Everyone in the Lesser
Antilles, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands should closely monitor updates to the forecast at https://t.co/tW4KeGe9uJ and have their hurricane plan in place. pic.twitter.com/lx0teiMMfp
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) June 19, 2023