Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine formed in the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine will produce heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is expected to become a tropical storm tonight prior to reaching the Leeward Islands. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for Puerto Rico and the USVI, with heavy rain and tropical-storm-force winds forecast to arrive Wednesday night.
Tropical storm conditions are likely across portions of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Thursday.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect.
The system does not have a well defined center, so details of the long-range track and intensity forecasts are uncertain.
By the end of the week, the system could bring rain and wind to parts of Florida, Cuba, the Bahamas and Hispaniola.