Tropical depression forms in Caribbean, could impact Florida's panhandle

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The system is expected to move northwestward near Nicaragua and Honduras before moving into the northwestern Caribbean Sea by Friday.

The government of Nicaragua has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the coast of Nicaragua from Sandy Bay Sirpi northward to the Honduras border. Its current location is near Nicaragua, where it has sustained winds near 40 miles per hour and where it could bring up to 30 inches of rain to parts of the Central American nation.

The depression, which is now churning 45 miles west-southwest of San Andres island, is expected to become a tropical storm later Wednesday, according to the National Hurrican Center.

Landfall is expected somewhere from eastern Louisiana to Mississippi, Alabama or the far western Florida panhandle Sunday evening as a category 1 hurricane.

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Invest 90-L has been upgraded to Tropical Depression 16 in the Caribbean. "However, it is too early to specify the timing or magnitude of these impacts".

Right now, the track takes future Nate to the Yucatan Peninsula on Friday afternoon.

The Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes are scheduled to play Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium in a game that was rescheduled by the ACC from September 16 due to Hurricane Irma. We're watching two areas: one near Cuba and one in the northwest Caribbean Sea. Forecast models develop this low and track it north into the Gulf by Friday, sending large amounts of tropical moisture up through Florida and the other Gulf states.

The depression could strengthen into a tropical storm before it moves inland over northeastern Nicaragua Wednesday.

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