Tropical depression moving over the central Atlantic

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Posted: Aug 17, 2016 4:52 AM

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression moving over the central Atlantic is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm.

The depression's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 35 mph (55 kph). Slow strengthening is expected and forecasters say the depression is likely to become a tropical storm later in the day.

The depression is centered about 775 miles (1,245 kilometers) west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and is moving northwest near 15 mph (24 kph).