A brother and sister from Seattle, now known as the shipwrecked siblings, are expected back in the U.S. as early as Friday night after surviving a terrifying ordeal at sea.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say the system over the eastern Caribbean Sea has formed into Tropical Storm Rafael.
Tropical Storm Ernesto showed little signs of strengthening through Monday, but could still become a hurricane as early as Monday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Ernesto has weakened some and is speeding up as it heads toward the western Caribbean.
After starting out the day a bit disorganized, Tropical Depression 5 has turned into Tropical Storm Ernesto in the Atlantic.
The National Hurricane is now tracking Tropical Depression 5 which formed in the tropical Atlantic Ocean Wednesday afternoon.