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Tropical Depression Five forms, South Florida in extended forecast cone

South Florida is in the cone of concern as a new system has strengthened and is now Tropical Depression Five.
South Florida is in the cone of concern as a new system has strengthened and is now Tropical Depression Five.

South Florida is in the cone of concern as a new system has strengthened and is now Tropical Depression Five.

It is expected to become Tropical Storm Elsa sometime Thursday.

As of 11 p.m. Wednesday, the storm was located about 1020 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It’s moving to the west at 23 mph.

The storm is forecast to pass near or over portions of the Windward Islands, or the southern Leeward Islands, on Friday, and then move into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Friday night.

It is forecast to then move near the southern coast of Hispaniola sometime Saturday.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

  • Barbados
  • Martinique
  • St. Lucia

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Guadeloupe
Tropical Depression Five advisory information. (WPLG)

About the Authors:

Betty Davis is the chief certified meteorologist for Local 10. She provides weather forecasts for South Florida Monday-Friday during the 4, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. 

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.