MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Depression Nine has formed off the coast of Africa.
The National Hurricane Center reports Tropical Depression Nine has winds of 30 mph and is moving west at 10 mph.READ MORE: Hunter Moon Shines Bright As Orionid Meteors Whiz By In Night Sky
As of 5:00 p.m., Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the southern Cape Verde Islands of Maio, Santiago, Fogo and Brava.
Tropical storm conditions are expected within 24 to 36 hours, but the center of the depression should stay to the south of the Cape Verde Islands.READ MORE: 'I Can't Live With Myself Sometimes': Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Apologizes To Victims' Families After Pleading Guilty To School Massacre
Forecasters expect the depression to eventually become a tropical storm Monday.
Tropical Depression Nine could produce 4 to 8 inches of rain across the Cape Verde Islands with some isolated 12 inch amounts.MORE NEWS: Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty To All Counts In School Massacre
The depression is expected to become Humberto and could be the first hurricane of the 2013 season.