Tropical Depression Four not as impressive Thursday morning

Posted July 07, 2017

There's a new tropical depression in the Atlantic on Thursday.

TD #4 has maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour with some higher gusts.

"Right now we're forecasting a total of eight total hurricanes and of those eight, three becoming major category three, four, and five level hurricanes, those are hurricanes with winds of 111 miles per hour or greater".

A fourth tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic this hurricane season, but forecasters predict it won't pose a threat.

None of the reliable computer forecast model runs expected Tropical Depression to last until Monday, according to meteorologist Jeff Masters, of Weather Underground.

Forecasters say it has the potential to become at least a tropical depression before it could move into drier and more stable air. However, any shift to the left of the forecast track could result in the system, affecting Antigua and Barbuda and the rest of the northeast Caribbean.

If things were to change and it does become better organized it would then become Tropical Storm Don.

The wind shear around the storm has weakened, which should allow it to maintain its intensity over the next day or so. Those two things are expected to keep it from strengthening.

Klotzbach and Bell also said as a result of the busier season, the odds of a major hurricane impacting the US have gone up.