Tropical Storm Bret forms in central Atlantic
UPDATE: Tropical Storm Bret has officially formed over the Atlantic Ocean.
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The National Hurricane Center is set to issue the first advisories on newly developed Tropical Depression Three. This system does not pose a threat to the Baton Rouge area at this time. As a reminder, Two became Tropical Storm Arlene in on the first day of the season and One was a subtropical system that formed over the North Atlantic in January.
Showers and thunderstorms continue to show signs of organization in association with a tropical wave located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. An identifiable center or circulation and maximum winds of 35mph in thunderstorm activity indicate that a tropical depression has formed. Three is expected to move westward at 15 to 20 mph across the eastern and central Atlantic over the next few days.
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