Tropical depression brewing over Atlantic Ocean

Weather forecasters say that the tropical depression brewing over the Atlantic Ocean is disorganized, albeit it still remains large.

"It's right on the cusp of becoming a (tropical) storm, but we don't anticipate significant strengthening," forecaster Jamie Rhome said.

The sixth depression of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season had top sustained winds near 35 mph (56 kph), according to the National Hurricane Center. It would be named Florence if it reaches tropical storm strength with winds of at least 39 mph (62 kph), the AP says.

At 0900GMT, the depression was centered about 1,030 miles (1,657 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles and moving west-northwest near 13 mph (21 kph), a path forecasters said was expected to continue for the next day, the AP reports.

It comes on the heels of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which was briefly the season's first hurricane before hitting Florida and North Carolina last week as a tropical storm.

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