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MIAMI – The tropical storm, formerly Tropical Depression 9, is moving into the western Caribbean Sea and could become a hurricane by Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Parts of Cuba and the entire state of Florida are under the trajectory cone.

According to him The latest NHC bulletin was issued at 2:00 AM As of Saturday, the system was 345 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and 635 miles east-southeast of Grand Cayman Island.

According to the NHC, the tropical storm had sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving toward the west-northwest at 13 mph.

According to NHC forecasts, the hurricane will move through the Caribbean on Saturday, pass south of Jamaica between Saturday night and Sunday and approach the Cayman Islands between Sunday night and Monday morning.

After becoming a tropical storm tonight, it is expected to strengthen into a hurricane on Monday.

Notices, watches and warnings are in effect

A tornado watch is in effect

A tropical storm watch is in effect

During this time, the system is expected to drop 2 to 4 inches of rain, with maximum accumulations of 6 inches, over southern Haiti and the Dominican Republic; 6 to 10 inches in western and central Cuba, with a maximum of 14 inches. Heavy rain is expected to start falling in South Florida on Monday.

Our meteorologist Pedro Montoro explains the formation and intensification of a hurricane step by step from the virtual lab.

The cyclone is also expected to leave strong waves and cause dangerous storm surge.

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