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Tropical Depression #5 Forms In Central Atlantic

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The wave in the central Atlantic is now Tropical Depression # 5.  At 11 am, TD # 5 was located near 10.4 North, 47.5 West, and was moving west at 12 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 35 miles per hour.  This system is expected to become a tropical storm on Sunday and move through portions of the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.  TD # 5 is forecast to become a hurricane in the eastern Caribbean and threaten Puerto Rico and Hispaniola by late in the workweek.  We’ll watch this one very closely.

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.