Thursdays Tropical Update: disturbance located between Africa the Caribbean At 5:00am this morning, the depression is not expected to become a tropical and is expected to weaken to a tropical wave by the weekend — just before it reaches slightly north of the local region.
However: The red-shaded area represents the potential path of the CENTER of the tropical cyclone. Impacts (particularly heavy rain, high surf, coastal flooding/beach erosion) with ANY tropical cyclone may spread beyond its forecast path.more
Note: Typical development of a tropical system:
Tropical Disturbance –> Tropical Wave –> Tropical Depression –> Tropical Storm –> Hurricane –> Major Hurricane