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.
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.
Tropical Depression 9 emerges; forecast to be hurricane
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