First Tropical Storm Expected Well Before Official Start To 2020 Season

The first tropical depression of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season arrived on Saturday, well early of the season's official June 1 start.

As of Saturday afternoon, the depression was located about 125 miles east of Melbourne, Florida with maximum winds of 35 miles per hour, moving north-northeast at 13 miles per hour.

Tropical Depression One is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Arthur by Sunday, which prompted a tropical storm watch for part of the North Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center said that area could see tropical storm-force winds and rains on Monday.

The system is not a threat to Louisiana.

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