Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 p.m.
*** ... ... DEPRESSION FORMS OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC… FORECAST TO REMAIN EAST OF THE UNITED STATES... ***
At 10:00 p.m. the centre of Tropical Depression Eight was located near latitude 25.3 North, longitude 70.3 west, or about 415 km northeast of the southeastern Bahamas.
The Depression is moving toward the north northwest near 20 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue through Sunday. A turn toward the north is forecast on Sunday night, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 55 km/h with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the Depression is expected to become a tropical storm later tonight or Sunday.
Tropical Depression Eight is not a threat to Jamaica.
The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor this system.