Staff Report – Thursday, August 13, 5:10 p.m.ATLANTIC OCEAN — Tropical Depression Two has lost steam and has been downgraded to a tropical low. The system is not predicted to become a tropical storm anytime between now and Tuesday.
As of the 5 p.m. public advisory, TD Two was located near latitude 14.2 N and longitude 38.3 W and it had maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. with gusts up to 40 mph. It was moving west at 8 mph and had a minimum pressure of 1008 millibars (29.76 inches). The National Hurricane Center reported that “after being on the verge of tropical storm status Wednesday afternoon, the depression has made a complete turnaround and is now virtually devoid of deep convection.”The five-day forecast calls for the low to maintain a wind speed of about 25 mph. To be categorized a tropical storm, TD Two would have to gain strength and move into the 39 to 73 mph sustained winds range. The next public advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at 11 p.m. Thursday.