A small low pressure area in the north Atlantic is likely to become a tropical depression over the weekend or early next week, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday.
The area has a 60 percent chance of formation over the next two days and an 80 percent chance over the next five days. It's still early to tell whether South Florida will be affected, but most models showed the disturbance staying to the east.
The disturbance remained limited and disorganized Friday as it moved over the Leeward Islands. It was expected to move over or near Puerto Rico and Hispaniola later Friday.
Gusty winds and heavy rainfall are expected across portions of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Friday and over Hispaniola and the southeastern Bahamas Friday night and Saturday.