TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tropical Depression 17 has officially formed in the Atlantic.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the new depression developed out in the central tropical Atlantic.
The depression is expected to intensify into Tropical Storm Paulette at some point on Labor Day.
Tropical Depression 17 is currently moving west at 5 miles per hour, with maximum sustained winds at 35 miles per hour.
By late Monday and Tuesday, a turn toward the west-northwest is expected, and that motion should continue into Wednesday.
The depression is about 1,425 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands, which covers the islands including Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Barts, St. Kitts and Montserrat.
There are no coastal watches or warnings currently in effect.
Stick with Max Defender 8 Weather Team for the latest updates.
LATEST WEATHER UPDATES:
- MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Waiting on a stretch of soggy days
- Google Earth adds time lapse video to depict climate change
- MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Warm and breezy today; rainy days ahead
- MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: More sunshine Thursday, soggy stretch coming
- MAX DEFENDER 8 FORECAST: Increasing humidity today with above average temperatures