MIAMI (CBS4) – Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center Service are tracking the newly-formed Tropical Depression #5 in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean.
As of 11 p.m. Wednesday, the system was 80 miles southeast of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands. The storm was carrying winds of 35 miles per hour and moving to the west northwest at 14 miles per hour.READ MORE: Miami Judge Sends Former President Donald Trump's Suit Against Twitter To California
The Cape Verde Islands government has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southern Cape Verde Islands of Maio, Santiago, Fogo, and Brava.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area in the next 12 to 24 hours.READ MORE: Desperate To Find More Staff, Some Fast Food Restaurants Recruiting Customers
Over the next several days, the storm is expected to continue in a west-northwest pattern and is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm by Thursday.
If the system reaches tropical storm status, its name will be Erin.MORE NEWS: Federal Judge Clears Class-Action Lawsuit Against Florida On Juvenile Solitary Confinement