Tropical Depression Nine developed just east of the Bahama islands today. Winds are 30 mph. Movement is northwest at 8 mph.
The National Hurricane Center forecasts the storm to avoid Florida and turn out to sea. It could strengthen into a hurricane next week out in the Atlantic.
Tropical Storm warnings are in effect for the Bahamas. A Tropical Storm Watch is up for the east coast of Florida.
Stay up to date on the tropics with the KTBS 3 Hurricane Tracker.