Monday, July 22nd 2019, 7:30 pm - A new tropical system has formed in the Atlantic.
The newest entry to 2019's Atlantic hurricane season is Tropical Depression 3, currently spinning off the east coast of Florida.
The depression formed on Monday as an area of low pressure near the Bahamas became better organized, prompting the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) to begin issuing statements on the system.
Fortunately for those with interests along the U.S.'s Southeast Coast, the storm is expected to strengthen only slightly as it begins its move north this week. It is unlikely to reach hurricane, or even tropical storm strength, meaning it won't get a name. The next name in line this year is 'Chantal'.
The depression is expected to remain offshore through early Wednesday as it works its way up the coast, dissipating through midweek. Some enhanced rainfall is likely along the coast, along with rough surf and rip currents as the storm passes, but the overall impact is expected to be minimal.