A new tropical depression has formed in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean about 635 south south west of the Cape Verde Islands.
At 5 am the depression was located near latitude 9.4 north longitude 26.3 west. This system is moving toward the west near 15 mph and a turn to the west northwest is expected during the next few days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts, some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and the depression could become a tropical storm later today.
Computer models indicate that it could grow into a hurricane later this week.
Presently the weather system poses no threat to Dominica.