Tropical depression forms, expected to become a hurricane later this week

Another tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic, and it is expected to become a tropical storm.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Tropical Depression 10 has formed over the central tropical Atlantic. It is expected to move toward the west-northwest near 10 mph. It will pick up even more speed over the next few days, approaching the Leeward Islands Thursday or Friday night.

Forecasters say it currently has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecasted over the next couple days, and it is expected to become a tropical storm at some point. Forecasters believe it will be a hurricane by the time it approaches the northern Leeward Island.

If this tropical depression develops into a tropical storm, it will be named Jerry. 

Fox 35 meteorologist Glenn Richards says that models are in good agreement that Tropical Depression 10 will continue moving west-northwest through the weekend, then turn north early next week. 

Meanwhile, Hurricane Humberto is expected to become a Category 3 storm as it approaches Bermuda. A tropical storm watch is current in effect for the island. 

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