A tropical depression has formed over the central tropical Atlantic, forecasters said Wednesday night.
Florida is in the "cone of concern," but the system's exact path or impacts, if any, to our area are highly uncertain.
Tropical Depression 13 was located 1,035 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands with 35 mph winds, according to the National Hurricane Center's 11 p.m. advisory. It was moving west-northwest at 20 mph.
A Tropical Storm Watch was in effect for Caribbean islands Saba and St. Eustatius. The northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of this system. Tropical Storm Watches could be required for those areas on Thursday.
The latest advisory has Miami at a 23% chance of tropical storm force winds, 20% in Key West, 29% for Fort Lauderdale and 10% for Orlando.
The depression is expected to move near or north of the northern Leeward Islands by late Friday and near or north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday, the NHC said.
Meanwhile, another tropical wave is producing showers and thunderstorms over the central Caribbean Sea. This system becoming better organized, and a tropical depression is likely to form in a couple of days. Another wave over western Africa has a 10% chance of cyclone formation in the next two days.