A tropical depression has a high chance of forming this week in the Caribbean Sea, the National Hurricane Center said Monday in its latest update.
A broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the southwestern Caribbean in a few days, and it may gradually develop into a tropical depression after that, the hurricane center said in its 1 p.m. advisory.
“Environmental conditions appear favorable for additional development of this system thereafter, and a tropical depression is likely to form late this week while the system begins moving northeastward across the western and central portions of the Caribbean Sea.”
People in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic should monitor the progress of this disturbance, forecasters said.
“Regardless of development, this system has the potential to produce heavy rains over portions of the Caribbean coast of Central America and the Greater Antilles towards to latter portions of this week.”
—Formation chance through 48 hours: 0%.
—Formation chance through seven days: 70%, an increase of 10% since the 7 a.m. Monday advisory.
It’s too early to say whether the disturbance will affect Florida.
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