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Tropical Depression Six Forms off African Coast, Not Expected to Threaten U.S.

An area of low pressure off the coast of Africa became tropical depression six on Saturday night.

While the moisture from once Tropical Storm Erika moves across the Southeast U.S., this storm is likely to become Tropical Storm Fred on Sunday.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Michael Doll, "This system was a rather strong tropical wave as it moved off the coast of Africa on Saturday."

This storm is expected to track northwestward over the Cape Verde Islands into Monday morning before tracking westward across the open waters of the Atlantic.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey, "While development will be quick initially, this system will be brought quickly into less favorable conditions for strengthening, with the main factor against the cyclone being dry air."

This storm is not expected to bring any impacts to the United States.

"Outside of the Cape Verde Islands, which will see torrential showers and thunderstorms along with a few strong wind gusts, the system is not expected to impact any land masses," Duffey said.