TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The disturbance in the Caribbean has strengthened into Tropical Depression Ten, as its path looks to head toward Florida.

As of 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center reported that a system of storm activity continues to organize over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

“It’s expected to become a depression and possibly a tropical storm by Monday as it moves northward toward and eastern Gulf of Mexico,” Max Defender 8 meteorologist Eric Stone said.  “We will be monitoring this system through the middle of next week.

While its path is yet to be determined, the NHC warned that people living in the Yucatan Peninsula, western Cuba, and Florida should monitor the system.

National Hurricane Center

If it becomes a tropical storm, it will be called Idalia.

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