Depression may become Tropical Storm Debby - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

8/22/2006-MIAMI, Florida

Depression may become Tropical Storm Debby

nhanced satellite image from 6 a.m. ET shows northeast coast of Africa. nhanced satellite image from 6 a.m. ET shows northeast coast of Africa.

The outer bands of a tropical depression brought rain squalls early Tuesday to the southern Cape Verde islands in the far eastern Atlantic, forecasters said.

It was expected to become a tropical storm by Wednesday. The next named storm will be Debby.

At 8 a.m. ET, the depression was centered 130 miles south-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde islands and was moving toward the west-northwest at about 16 mph.

The storm, which formed Monday, had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph, 4 mph below the threshold for a tropical storm and well below hurricane strength of 74 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Forecasters said the system was expected to head northwest later in the day and long-range forecasts show the storm nearing Bermuda in about a week.

It was still too early to tell if it would hit land, senior hurricane specialist James Franklin said.

The government of the Cape Verde islands, 350 miles off the African coast, issued a tropical storm warning Monday.

That means that tropical storm conditions were expected in that region over the next 24 hours.

There have been three named storms of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Day 3 of Troup Murder Trial: Scales takes the stand

    Day 3 of Troup Murder Trial: Scales takes the stand

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:01:06 GMT
    The defendant, Joshua Scales, takes the stand to testify today in the Smith County Courthouse.The defendant, Joshua Scales, takes the stand to testify today in the Smith County Courthouse.

    On Thursday, Joshua Scales, an East Texas man charged with murder, took the stand to testify on day three of the trial. Joshua Scales is on trial for the summer 2016 murder of Jordan Ladue in Troup. 

    More >>

    On Thursday, Joshua Scales, an East Texas man charged with murder, took the stand to testify on day three of the trial. Joshua Scales is on trial for the summer 2016 murder of Jordan Ladue in Troup. 

    More >>
  • SFA picked sixth in preseason poll; Jacks take part in SLC Media Day

    SFA picked sixth in preseason poll; Jacks take part in SLC Media Day

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:25:09 GMT
    SFA football picked ot finish sixth in the SLC.SFA football picked ot finish sixth in the SLC.

    With the beginning of Stephen F. Austin's 91st season of football rapidly approaching, head coach Clint Conque, junior defensive lineman Lamont Alexander and sophomore wide receiver Tamrick Pace completed the first official football event of the year by taking part in the 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at Hilton Americas in Houston.  After learning they were picked to finish sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll...

    More >>

    With the beginning of Stephen F. Austin's 91st season of football rapidly approaching, head coach Clint Conque, junior defensive lineman Lamont Alexander and sophomore wide receiver Tamrick Pace completed the first official football event of the year by taking part in the 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at Hilton Americas in Houston.  After learning they were picked to finish sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll...

    More >>
  • Prayers asked for severely injured Lone Star firefighter

    Prayers asked for severely injured Lone Star firefighter

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:21:22 GMT
    (Source: Linda Shirley Campbell)(Source: Linda Shirley Campbell)

    An East Texas community is coming together after a volunteer firefighter was severely injured.  

    More >>

    An East Texas community is coming together after a volunteer firefighter was severely injured. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly