One to watch

Tropical Depression Nine in the open Atlantic Ocean continues to move toward the WNW but shows no signs of strengthening.

The system was about 1,200 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands Sunday.

Wind shear aloft was inhibiting additional development of the disturbance, but the depression was become a minimal storm yesterday.

It appears as though the system could take a more northwesterly track later in the week and churn in the general direction of Bermuda. There is no imminent threat to the island, however, according to

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Harvey (60 mph), which whipped Bermuda last week, was swirling northeastward over 700 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland. Harvey was expected to become extratropical (non-tropical) today as it curves to a more ENE track and begins to weaken.