SOURCE: NOAA – Tropical Depression Four is anticipated to intensify and become a tropical storm tonight or early tomorrow.
As of 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of the depression was located near latitude 11.5 North and longitude 44.0 West, approximately 1,190 miles (1,920 km) east of the Lesser Antilles.
It is currently moving west-northwest at a speed of 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion with a slight increase in forward speed is expected in the coming days.
No coastal watches or warnings are in effect at this time for the developing system.
On its forecast track, the depression is projected to remain well east of the northern Leeward Islands through early next week, minimizing direct impacts on those areas.
Maximum sustained winds for the depression are around 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is anticipated within the next 48 hours, and the system is likely to attain tropical storm status tonight or early Friday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).
While the depression poses no immediate threat to coastal areas, it is important to stay informed about any updates or changes in the weather conditions.
As the depression continues its west-northwest movement, further monitoring and assessment will be conducted to track its development and potential impacts in the coming days.
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