As of the 5PM Advisory- Tropical Depression Twelve has formed off the coast of Africa. This system is expected to quickly gain strength as it moves over a favorable environment. The track shows Twelve making a northwestward turn and becoming a category 2 hurricane by Saturday. This storm will be named LARRY. At this time, it does not appear to be a threat to the United States.
Kate has downgraded to a tropical depression, with 35 mph winds. It is not expected to strengthen, and should move towards the north over the next few days. This system is not a threat to the United States.
We are also watching a low pressure area in the southwestern Caribbean Sea that is at a 10% chance of development over 48 hours, and 20% over 5 days.