Late yesterday the National Hurricane Center determined that an area of disturbed weather in the Mid-Atlantic ocean had developed the characteristics of a tropical cyclone. The surface low pressure system and associated thunderstorms was upgraded to Tropical Depression Number 2.

As of now the forecast models do not indicate rapid intensification. The motion of the system should continue on a generally westward or west-northwestward motion which would bring the system close to Lesser Antilles.

Conditions in the general vicinity of the system are not conducive for tropical development so right now the official forecast holds the system at depression status. Some of the forecast models even bring the system back down to tropical wave status as it approaches the islands.