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Tropical Depression 18 forms in the Eastern Atlantic

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11pm TD18 Stats and Track

The season's 18th tropical cyclone (tropical depression 18) has formed out across the far Eastern Atlantic Ocean.

TD 18 has peak winds currently of 35 mph. It is expected to quickly intensify to Tropical Storm Sam status as early as tomorrow. Eventually, major hurricane status is forecast by early next week.

Residents of the Windward and Leeward Islands will need to closely watch this system. At this time, long range computer models turn this system to the Northwest, away from the US. However, it still needs to be watched carefully. There's plenty of time for change.

Download the 2021 CBS12 hurricane guide here.