Miami.– The National Hurricane Center reported Friday night that a tropical depression has formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean.
According to the forecasters, the storm was 386 kilometers west-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and had maximum sustained winds of 56 kph, with higher gusts. It was moving west-northwest at 26 kph.
The storm is expected to continue on its current path, with some strengthening expected over the next couple days. So far there are no coastal warnings or watches in effect.
Meanwhile, tropical storm Ernesto was expected to approach Jamaica on Sunday and strengthen into a hurricane on Monday on a route that would take it to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula by mid-week, the National Hurricane Center said.