TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A tropical wave has formed to become a new tropical depression over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean.
Tropical Depression 10 formed Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. advisory.
The system is about 1,165 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands. It’s moving west-northwest at 12 mph.
The NHC says strengthening is in the forecast for Tropical Depression 10 in the coming days. It’s expected to become Tropical Storm Imelda later Tuesday.
The forecast track shows the system approaching the northern Leeward Islands by Thursday night or Friday.
The NHC says it will likely be a hurricane by then.