Met Service keeping track of new tropical depression

Tropical depression could form in Atlantic over the weekend

Hurricane Center Tropical depression could form in Atlantic over the weekend

"Regardless of development, local heavy rains are possible over the northwestern Bahamas and the southern and central Florida peninsula through the weekend".

The first was centered over Florida on Saturday morning and had a 90 percent chance of becoming a depression over the next five days. If it becomes a tropical storm, it would be called "Dorian".

The other system is over South Florida and will not organize until it moves east of Florida over the Atlantic sometime late Sunday.

The system is expected to move northeastward offshore of the Southeastern U.S. Once a Tropical Storm, Chantal's winds have dropped to just 30 miles per hour Friday as it drifts slowly southward in the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

The depression is expected to become a tropical storm as early as tomorrow or Monday and is forecast to reach the Windward Islands on Tuesday or Wednesday. However, this storm is still a little young in its development to talk specifics about impacts.

Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.

According to the NHC, the low pressure areas is forecast to move generally northwestward, near or over the eastern Florida peninsula Saturday.

There's another potential tropical depression in the making, but it's farther out in the Atlantic.

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