Tropical Storm Dolly is born, moving away from the U.S.

The system intendified Tuesday around noon, making it the 4th named storm of the Atlantic this season

Tropical Storm Dolly is born, moving away from the U.S.
Tropical Storm Dolly forms Tuesday afternoon

ORLANDO, Fla. — After satellites estimate the maximum sustained winds to be at 45mph the system over the northeastern Atlantic is now Tropical Storm Dolly, becoming the 4th named system of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The system was categorized a the 4th Subtropical Depression of the Atlantic this season on Monday afternoon. It was forecast to intensify to a tropical storm yesterday.

On Tuesday at noon, satellite estimates confirmed this forecast. It is expected for this system to continue moving east-northeast away from land today. Dolly will be increasing forward speed overnight as it changes route to the north, moving over cooler waters and losing strength. On Wednesday it is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone.

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On Tuesday afternoon, tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles to the south of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb

THE REST OF THE ATLANTIC BASIN

Tropical development is not expected for the rest of the week across the entire Atlantic Basin. There is a massive area under Saharan Dust that will limit tropical formation, while it is present. The Saharan Dust extends all through the Caribbean and it is forecast to move over the Gulf of Mexico starting on Wednesday morning.

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