Hurricane Center issuing advisories for the Atlantic on Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine

Expected to become a tropical storm tonight

The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 23 mph (37 km/h), and this general motion with a reduction in forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system will move near or just south of Puerto Rico later today and tonight, near or over Hispaniola on Thursday, and near or over eastern Cuba on Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some increase in strength is forecast through tonight, with weakening likely on Thursday due to land interaction. Some restrengthening is possible by this weekend. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for additional development, and a tropical storm is forecast to form later today or tonight. * Formation chance through 48 hours…high…90 percent * Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent

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