CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES
Tropical Cyclone 05L…is located 950 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands
TROPICAL DEPRESSION MOVING RAPIDLY WESTWARD OVER THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC…EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM SOON
The depression is moving toward the west near 24 mph (39 km/h). An even faster motion to the west-northwest is expected over the next 24 to 36 hours.
On the forecast track, the system will pass near or over portions of the Windward Islands or the southern Leeward Islands on Friday, move into the eastern Caribbean Sea late Friday and Friday night, and move near the southern coast of Hispaniola on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later this morning.