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MIAMI.- This Friday, Tropical Depression 9 formed in the Caribbean, which the National Hurricane Center forecast could strengthen as it moves through the Caribbean Sea and become Tropical Storm Hermine in the next few hours.
It is forecast to gradually strengthen during the day and is expected to become a tropical storm by tonight.
According to him The latest bulletin from the National Hurricane Center (NHC, abbreviated in English) Released at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, the system is located 515 miles from Kingston, Jamaica and 1015 miles from Havana, Cuba.
According to the NHC, the tropical depression has sustained winds of 35 mph and is moving west-northwest at 14 mph.
Officials in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands should closely monitor the evolution of the tropical depression.
For the next few hours, rain is expected in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, northern Venezuela and Colombia, with more intense rain in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Rain is possible south of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. No advisories or watches are issued at this time.
The NHC notes that the rains could cause flash floods and landslides in highland areas, particularly in Jamaica and Cuba.
Our meteorologist Pedro Montoro explains the formation and intensification of a hurricane step by step from the virtual lab.
The path of a tropical depression is cone 9
After becoming a tropical storm late Friday, more significant intensification is expected on Sunday and Monday, according to the NHC.
The models are very consistent and show that over the next five days, the system’s development will take it through the Caribbean along the southwest coast of Cuba until it reaches South Florida.
According to the NHC track cone, this depression is likely to become a tropical storm in the next few hours and then a hurricane by Monday or Tuesday. On Tuesday, it may pass over western Cuba and move toward southern Florida.
It’s too early to tell where this system will go, but it will be worth watching across South Florida in the coming days.
Even if the system doesn’t cross Florida, we could still be close enough to add moisture to the eastern side of the system. At this point, Key West, Florida’s west coast, and the entire Gulf Coast should keep a close eye on a tropical depression, which, if it develops into a tropical storm, is called Hermine.