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TROPICAL DEPRESSION 6 MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST

Tropical Depression Six continued moving on a west-northwesterly course overnight Thursday. At 5 a.m. Friday, the poorly defined center of the tropical depression was located about 700 miles east of the Virgin Islands at 15.6 degrees north latitude, 54.4 degrees west longitude.
The depression is moving west-northwest at eight miles an hour with that motion expected to continue over the next day or two.
Top winds remain at 35 miles per hour with strengthening possible by Saturday. The depression, if upgraded, will become Tropical Storm Chris.
"Interests in the northern Leeward Islands to include the U.S. and British Virgin Islands should monitor the progress of the depression," meteorologist Alan Archer said Friday morning.
Archer said computer forecast models differ but the forecast track takes the depression, which formed Thursday out of a strong tropical wave, to the north of the islands by the first part of next week.
"But some computer models in fact bring the depression a bit closer to the islands by Tuesday morning," Archer said, adding, "By that time, it will either be a strong tropical storm or a minimal hurricane."
No watches or warnings have been posted as a result of the tropical depression. Advisories are being issued every six hours by the National Hurricane Center.
Today's weather across the islands can be accessed by clicking on the rainbow icon at the top of the Source menu. The latest on Tropical Depression Six is available on the Knight Quality Stations Weather information line at (340)-774-4786.

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