TD 12 Could Become Hurricane This Week

MIAMI (CBS4) –  With the demise of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Jose, forecasters have now turned their attention to Tropical Depression 12 out in the far eastern Atlantic.

At 11 p.m. the center of the system was located about 460 miles southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands. It was moving to the west at 15 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.  Some strengthening, along with a turn to the west-northwest is expected, over the next several days.  Forecasters said it could strengthen into Tropical Storm Katia by Monday evening and possibly a hurricane later in the week.

Over the weekend, Irene’s torrential rains caused widespread flooding across the eastern seaboard.

In Connecticut, Burlington and East Hartford received over eight inches of rain. Ellendale and Adamsville, both in Delaware recorded over ten inches of rain while Plum Point, Maryland got nearly 13 inches of rain.

In New Jersey, Stockton and Wayne both received more than 10 inches of rain. Tuxedo Park in New York registered almost 11 and a half inches.

Suffolk, Virginia received 11 inches of rain while Newland came close to that amount.

Bunyan, North Carolina recorded more than 15 and half inches of rain, and several cities including Greenville and New Bern received anywhere from 11 to 15 inches.

You can get complete details on the storm, including up-to date maps and forecasts, at the CBSMiami Tropical Weather Center.

You can also check on preps for tropical weather with checklists, shutter advice, and even preparation videos at CBSMiami Hurricane Preps

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