Depression forms in Caribbean, could pose hurricane threat to U.S.

Tropical Depression nine has formed in the Caribbean Sea and could become a hurricane threat to the Southeastern United States next week, according to forecasters.

As of Sept. 23, the tropical depression is located in the central Caribbean Sea and is moving west-northwest.

According to The Weather Channel, the system is still battling wind shear, but finally became organized enough to be deemed a tropical depression on Friday morning.

Heavy rain is the main threat for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.

Forecasters say the system could strengthen into a tropical storm later Friday.

I​ts name would be either Hermine or Ian depending on if it or another system in the eastern Atlantic becomes a tropical storm first.

The National Hurricane Center forecasted the future tropical storm to become a hurricane in the northwest Caribbean by late this weekend or early next week.

It could then be located anywhere from the eastern Gulf of Mexico to near the Florida Peninsula as a hurricane by Tuesday or Wednesday.

The storm hitting land over Cuba could hinder its development before it reaches the Gulf of Mexico or Florida next week.

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