Tropical Depression 5 forms in the Atlantic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Depression 5 has officially formed in the Atlantic.

It is forecast to become Tropical Storm Elsa early Thursday.


Channel 9 meteorologist George Waldenberger said it’s too soon to know what impact, if any, it could have on Florida. At this point, he said, the track is “highly uncertain.”

Waldenberger said the system is likely to track near or through the Caribbean this weekend.

With the 2 p.m. update, the NHS also downgraded the chance of formation to 0% for another closer disturbance.

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