A tropical depression formed Friday in the northwest Caribbean Sea and is forecast to become Tropical Storm Gamma on Saturday.
The system will slowly move near the Yucatan Peninsula, eventually making it into the Gulf of Mexico.
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The current track moves the storm to the west, away from Florida.
The depression is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph, and a gradual turn toward the north-northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of the tropical cyclone should be near the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are currently 35 mph and the system is expected to become a tropical storm on Saturday morning.
Tropical storm warnings and watches have been issued for a portion of the Yucatan Peninsula.
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