A tropical depression is forecast to form late this week from a system currently located over the southwestern Caribbean Sea, forecasters said Tuesday.
The National Hurricane Center has given the system a 70% chance of developing into a tropical system in the next seven days, according to the latest advisory.
It is forecast to move northeast across the western and central Caribbean Sea toward Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where it could produce heavy rains later this week. It may also drench parts of Central America’s Caribbean coast.
Unrelated to the disturbance in the Caribbean, South Florida will experience king tides and heavy rain this week. The National Weather Service Miami said in a weather overview Monday morning that an “upper disturbance and front” is increasing the chance for rain across the region starting Tuesday.
There have been 19 named storms this Atlantic hurricane season, seven of which were hurricanes. Three of them were major hurricanes, meaning at least a Category 3.
The next named storm would be Vince.
Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.
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