Tracking the Tropics: Kate to fall apart, Tropical Depression Twelve to strengthen

WSAV Hurricane Central

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A tropical wave the National Hurricane Center has been monitoring has organized into Tropical Depression 12 and is expected to become Tropical Storm Larry. The depression has max sustained winds of 35 mph and is moving to the west-northwest at 20 mph. This storm could become a hurricane by Friday.

Once it does strengthen into a tropical storm, it will be given the name Larry. As it tracks to the west-northwest through the rest of the week, it will quickly intensify into a hurricane. Through the weekend, it will through weak wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures and continue strengthening into a category 2 hurricane.

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