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Invest 90L highly likely to become season’s first Tropical Depression

Updated: May. 20, 2021 at 5:56 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Atlantic season’s first tropical disturbance has been upgraded to Invest 90L and has been given a high chance of becoming the first Tropical Depression of 2021.

A non-tropical low pressure developed about 600 miles east-southeast of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center. The low is expected to develop gale-force winds Thursday while it moves north. Invest 90L is forecast to move west and southwest over warmer waters into a “more hostile environment” on Friday and will likely become a short-lived subtropical cyclone.

The NHC has given Invest 90L a 50% chance of formation in the next 48 hours and an 80% chance over the next five days.

Should it become a Tropical Depression, Invest 90L will be named Ana. If it does, this will be the seventh year in a row a named storm formed before hurricane season officially begins on June 1.

Invest 90L is not forecast to threaten any land.

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