Depression Just Below Tropical Storm Strength Over Far Eastern Tropical Atlantic
At 11:00 AM EDT (1500 UTC) the center of Tropical Depression Seventeen (17L) was located near latitude 11.0 north, longitude 26.7 west, about 305 miles (490 km) south-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands.
The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h) and this general motion with a gradual decrease in
forward speed is expected for the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and the depression could become a tropical storm later today. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).