Tropical Depression Nine forms in The Caribbean

Tropical Depression Nine forms in The Caribbean

Tropical Depression Nine has formed in the southeastern Caribbean.

It is on a path to threaten Florida as a hurricane next week.

As of Friday at 5 am, the maximum sustained winds were recorded at 35 mph, located around 600 miles east-southeast of Jamaica.

Once this system's winds reach 39 mph or higher, it will become a tropical storm.

It is moving to the west-northwest at 13 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Flooding rain could also impact Jamaica, southern Haiti, southern Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands and Cuba during the weekend.

As of now, Florida is home to more than 22 million residents, trailing only California and Texas in size.