NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory at 5 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, September 23, 2019, due to the presence of Tropical Depression Thirteen over the Atlantic.
Tropical Depression Thirteen Projected Path
Tropical Depression Thirteen is located 315 miles south-southeast of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands and is moving to the west at 15 mph (24 km/h).
The tropical cyclone is forecast to turn toward the west-northwest tonight and Tuesday.
On the National Hurricane Center forecast track, the center of T.D. 13 should pass well to the south of the Cabo Verde Islands today and tonight.
Tropical Depression Thirteen Computer Models
Spaghetti models are in general agreement that Tropical Depression Thirteen will turn toward the west-northwest tonight and then curve to the north out into the open Atlantic.
The official NHC forecast track (red circle) lies between the European model (orange triangle) and GFS model (purple square).
Tropical Depression Thirteen Category Strength
Tropical Depression Thirteen has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 km/h), with higher gusts.
NHC forecasters say that strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and T.D. 13 is expected to become a tropical storm later today and a hurricane by Tuesday night or early Wednesday.
If Tropical Depression Thirteen becomes a tropical storm or hurricane, the next name on the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane names list is Tropical Storm Lorenzo and Hurricane Lorenzo.