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5 PM UPDATE: TD # 3 Forms in Northwestern Bahamas

TD #3 Forms
The area of disturbed weather we’ve been watching is now Tropical Depression # 3, and it will bring plenty of rain to South Florida and the Bahamas.  At 5 am Monday, TD # 3 was located near 25.6 North, 78.6 West, about 120 southeast of West Palm Beach.  TD # 3 was moving northwest at 13 miles per hour, and its maximum sustained winds were 30 miles per hour.  TD # 3 is not expected to strengthen much and will stay just off the Florida east coast before dissipating during the next 2 to 3 days.
South Florida and the Bahamas can expect periods of heavy rain and gusty winds from TD # 3 on Tuesday into early Wednesday.  Rainfall amounts on Tuesday could reach 3 inches in spots.
[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, July 22, 2019[/vc_message]
Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.