Tropical Depression forms west of Bermuda

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical depression located about 245 miles west-southwest of Bermuda. It was moving toward the east-northeast at almost 17 mph.

The center is expected to move near or just northwest and north of Bermuda Saturday and early Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts possible.

Not much change in strength is expected, but the National Hurricane Center said the system could become a tropical storm later today.

Tropical Depression Five is expected to produce total rain accumulations of less than 1 inch with possible isolated maximum amounts of 4 inches in and around Bermuda.

Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

Here are some resources that may help in preparation for hurricane season:
  • Pick up the ABC13 Hurricane Tracking Guide at your local Kroger. Most Krogers already have them stocked. Just look for your friendly cardboard Travis near the entrance.

During hurricane season, remain prepared and make sure you download our ABC13 Houston app!

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