Tropical Depression Three forms near the Bahamas

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Tropical Depression Three formed late Monday afternoon over the Bahamas as a 30 mph storm, moving NW at 13 mph. 

The current forecast track keeps it off-shore and turning northeast by Tuesday afternoon. The National Hurricane Center says it has the potential to produce one to two inches of rain in Florida, and some rough surf up the east coast.

The tropical depression will have no impact on our weather in Atlanta. The same cold front that will bring us showers and storms on Tuesday will steer the storm away from Georgia.

If the storm is a little stronger than anticipated, it would become the third tropical storm of the season and garner the name "Chantal." The first two names were Andrea and Barry.

Tropical Depression Three formed just 9 days after Hurricane Barry made landfall on the Louisiana coast, causing flooding across the state.

The next update from the National Hurricane Center is scheduled for 8 p.m.


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