The veritable assembly line of tropical systems in the Atlantic spat out something new for South Florida to watch this week — tropical depression ten.
The system, which forecasters at the National Hurricane Center expect to strengthen into a tropical storm named Jerry by Tuesday night, is still a good thousand miles east of the Leeward Islands. It could be a hurricane as soon as Friday.
As of the 5 p.m. advisory, the NHC’s track showed the potential tropical storm headed west-northwest through the week before crossing north of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola over the weekend. The spread of models shows the storm could possibly curve out into the Atlantic, like Hurricanes Dorian and Humberto, but it was too soon to tell what threat it might pose for the Bahamas, Florida or other states.
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