WATCH: National Hurricane Center Announces Tropical Storm Dorian Has Formed in Atlantic

Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday

SPACE COAST DAILY TV WEATHER REPORT: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses the newly-formed Tropical Storm Dorian in the Atlantic as announced by the National Hurricane Center.

DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO THE FOURTH TROPICAL STORM OF THE 2019 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Tropical Depression Five to Tropical Storm Dorian.

It’s centered as of 5 p.m. over the tropical Atlantic Ocean about 725 miles (1165 km) east-southeast of Barbados.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Interests in the central and northern Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of Dorian.

Dorian is moving toward the west near 12 mph. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast on Sunday, and that motion is expected to continue through Tuesday.

On the forecast track, the tropical cyclone is expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center.

Gradual strengthening during the next few days is forecast and Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it approaches the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.

STAY TUNED TO SPACE COAST DAILY FOR TROPICAL STORM UPDATES

A new tropical depression, christened “TD Five,” has formed in the Atlantic southeast of the Lesser Antilles and the National Hurricane Center forecast currently call for it to become a tropical storm by Sunday morning and possibly a hurricane by early next week. (NHC image)

BREVARD COUNTY WEATHER FORECAST

The National Weather Service in Melbourne forecast for Saturday has a 20 percent chance of showers, mostly sunny skies, with a high near 90 and northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

On Saturday night, there’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 101. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

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Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 11 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92. West wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 11 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

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