MIAMI — Tropical Depression 25 formed Friday morning in the northwestern Caribbean Sea and strengthened into Tropical Storm Gamma on Friday night.
According to the 2 p.m. Saturday advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the depression has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph and is moving northwest at 9 mph.
Gamma is expected to make a gradual turn toward the north-northwest with a decrease in forward speed over the next couple of days.
On the forecast track, the center of the tropical cyclone should be near the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday.
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According to WPTV First Alert Meteorologist Kahtia Hall, computer models keep this system away from Florida. However, moisture from the depression will bring us higher rain chances over the weekend.