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A tropical depression formed over the Atlantic Ocean Thursday and could become a tropical storm before it was expected to dissipate, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
Tropical Depression Two had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph as it moved west at 16 mph about 1,385 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the NHC.
The disturbance is forecast to move westward or west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic Ocean, according to the NHC. Some strengthening is possible and the depression could become a tropical storm later Thursday or Friday.
Upper-level winds are forecast to become unfavorable, and the system is expected to degenerate into a trough of low pressure before it reaches the Lesser Antilles over the weekend, forecasters said.
A second possible system located a few hundred miles southwest of Bermuda had a medium chance of development over the next five days and was not expected to impact Florida.