MIAMI (CBS4) – The National Hurricane center is closely monitoring Tropical Depression 8 which formed  Thursday night in the Western Caribbean.

As of 11 p.m., TD 8 was located about 80 miles east-northeast Cabo Gracia A Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras Border with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour.

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The storm was moving to the west at 12 miles per hour and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm on Friday.

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The government of Guatemala has issued a tropical storm watch for the coast.

Tropical storm force winds are also possible along the north coast of Honduras and the Bay Islands.

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