The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday continued to monitor a tropical wave that could become a tropical depression soon.
The tropical wave was in the central Caribbean on Wednesday morning and is headed westward.
It is expected to develop an area of low pressure on Thursday or Friday when it makes it into the western Caribbean.
Conditions will be favorable for it to strengthen, and the hurricane center said a tropical depression could form over the weekend, the hurricane center said.
The system has a 60 percent chance of becoming a depression over the next five days.
It is forecast to track to track slowly to the west-northwest over the next few days.
The National Weather Service offices along the Gulf Coast were watching the Caribbean as well, but said it’s too soon to say if it could affect the Gulf Coast.
The Atlantic has burned through all its storm names this year and is now working through the Greek alphabet. The next name on the storm list will be Gamma.
There’s been a relative lull in activity since Tropical Storm Beta made landfall in Texas last week, however late September and October are still typically busier parts of the season.
The Atlantic hurricane season will end on Nov. 30.