Subtropical depression forms in the Atlantic

October 6, 2010 10:34:14 AM PDT
The National Hurricane Center says a subtropical depression that formed over the western Atlantic is getting better organized east of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The depression has maximum sustained winds Wednesday near 35 mph (55 kph). Slow strengthening is expected and it could become a tropical storm later in the day.

The depression is located about 225 miles (360 kilometers) east-northeast of Grand Turk Island and is moving northwest near 7 mph (11 kph).

Addition heavy rainfall from the depression is possible in the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico during the next day or so.

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