Tropical depression may become Florence in Atlantic
The so-far rather quite 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, when compared to last year's record number of storms, is starting to pick up with Ernesto drenching much of the East coast.
Last year's Atlantic storm season set a record with 28 named storms and 15 hurricanes, including Katrina, which ravaged the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts.
An NOAA satellite image taken Monday, September 04, 2006 at 02:15 PM EDT shows clouds east of the Lesser Antilles that are associated with newly-formed Tropical Depression Six. The system is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later Monday or on Tuesday and will travel northwestward over the next few days. Long-term forecasts, while unreliable, have the storm curving far out to sea and only threatening Bermuda. AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND via Yahoo News.