A tropical depression formed in the Atlantic early Thursday and is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The system is one of three disturbances hurricane forecasters were tracking in the Atlantic early Thursday. The other two also have the potential to develop into tropical depressions this week, forecasters say.
According to NHC, the tropical depression was about 975 miles west of the Azores, as of 4 a.m. Central, and was moving northeast at 2 mph.
It had winds of 35 mph, and strengthening is expected. It’s forecast to become a tropical storm later in the day.
The storm poses no immediate threat to land, and no coastal watches or warnings were in effect as of Thursday morning.