FIRST ALERT: Brief tropical depression may form this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Brief tropical depression may form this weekend
60% chance of tropical development this weekend. (Source: WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - An area of low pressure about 600 miles southeast of the Grand Strand may briefly develop into a tropical depression this weekend.

According to the National Hurricane Center, a small area of low pressure located about 300 miles west-southwest of Bermuda continues to produce persistent showers and thunderstorms.

60% chance of tropical development this weekend.
60% chance of tropical development this weekend. (Source: WMBF)

The system appears to be getting better organized, and if current trends continue, it could become a tropical depression later today or tonight while it moves east-northeastward or northeastward at about 15 mph.

Environmental conditions are expected to become unfavorable for further development by late Sunday. No impacts are expected in the US.

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