Tropical depression grows

Tropical Depression 5 was strengthening and was expected to become Tropical Storm Ernesto on Friday.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | August 25, 2006


Tropical Depression 5 was strengthening and was expected to become Tropical Storm Ernesto on Friday.

The system, near the Windward Islands, had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph on Friday morning, and was centered 1,296 miles southeast of Miami. The storm was expected to move west and is likely to intensify into a hurricane, forecasters said.

Tracks were still uncertain by Friday morning.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Debby, the fourth named storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, was expected to remain in the open Atlantic.

The peak of the season commonly runs from mid-August through October. At least some forecasters have said they expect a burst of tropical storms over the next four weeks.


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