Tropical Depression 9 formed in the Atlantic on Tuesday morning, and it’s projected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane.
It’s also one Florida will need to keep an eye on.
Under the initial forecast, subject to large errors, TD-9 would strengthen into Tropical Storm Isaac and approach the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday.
It would intensify into a hurricane and move south of Puerto Rico on Thursday, brush the southwest coast of Haiti on Saturday and hit southeast Cuba on Sunday - possibly as a Category 3 system.
From there, it is expected to turn north, possibly toward the Gulf of Mexico, Florida or the Bahamas.
At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, the system was about 645 miles east of Guadeloupe, sprinting west at 20 mph with sustained winds of 35 mph.
A tropical storm warning has been posted for several of the islands, including Dominica, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, St. Kitts, Antigua, Montserrat, Anguilla and Barbuda.
The National Hurricane Center also is monitoring a disturbance in the eastern Atlantic, giving it a high chance of developing.
Models indicate that system will trek northwest over the next five days.
The center also is watching an area in the western Gulf of Mexico.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times