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TROPICS: Dorian, the fourth system of the year, forms Wednesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A tropical wave that emerged off of Africa earlier this week and tracked a couple hundred miles south of the Cape Verde Islands, then became Tropical Depression Four Wednesday morning, is now Tropical Storm Dorian.

1073163_654495701246958_2137711117_oA west-northwest track is likely into early next week as the system rounds the southern edge of a broad Atlantic high pressure area to its north. It is too early to determine where the system will go next week, but U.S. impacts are certainly feasible by mid to late next week.

We’ll continue to monitor this system’s progress across the Atlantic Ocean. You can track this tropical system HERE.

In case you’re wondering, we’re actually running “ahead of schedule” for tropical activity season-to-date. On average, we don’t get our fourth named system until about a month later than this.

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Table 1: National Hurricane Center

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