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Tropical Depression Sixteen forms in the Caribbean Ocean

Likely to become Otto later this week.

Eastern Carolina - The tropical season isn't done just yet. Tropical Depression Sixteen has just formed in the southwest Caribbean.

The broad area of low pressure we'd been watching all last week for slow development as of Monday morning has become Tropical Depression Sixteen. 

The system is located near Panama in Central America and is no threat to the United States.

It's center is located at 11.5 north and 79.4 west. Maximum winds of 35 mph with a slow drift to the west at about 1 mph.


The conditions around the storm are forecasted to improve by the middle to end of the week as the storm moves westward toward Nicaragua and Costa Rica. It potentially could become a weak hurricane before it makes landfall in Central America by the end of the week.


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