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Tropical system strengthens

A tropical depression was strengthening Tuesday morning in the far eastern Atlantic.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | August 22, 2006

A tropical depression was strengthening Tuesday morning in the far eastern Atlantic. The Cape Verde islands, 350 miles off the African coast, issued a tropical storm warning. The storm was about 140 miles south of the Cape Verde islands on Tuesday morning.

The system will likely become Tropical Storm Debby by Wednesday, forecasters said. By Tuesday morning, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, 4 mph short of tropical storm status.

The storm is expected to head northwest, and could reach Bermuda after several days. However, it was still too early to tell if the storm will hit land, forecasters cautioned. The storm was at least a week away from coming anywhere near the United States. One track has it moving into the central Atlantic and falling apart. Another track takes it into the Caribbean.

Tropical Storm Debby would be the fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. By this time last year, there had been nine named storms.


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