Aug 14, 2013 11:28 PM by Rob Perillo
A disturbance that moved off the African Coast this week has been upgraded to a tropical depression late Wednesday night.
Tropical Depression #5 was located roughly 80 miles to the south-southeast of the Cape Verde Islands. The depression with 35mph winds, was moving to the west-northwest near 14mph.
This system could become a tropical storm Thursday. Some modest strengthening is expected over the next few days but some weakening is anticipated thereafter.
TD #5 will not threaten land through the next 5-7 days while crossing the Atlantic.