Tropical Depression Eleven has formed this afternoon, and it could be near or north of the Leeward Islands this weekend.
It is forecast to become Tropical Storm Josephine and pose an elevated threat to Antigua and the rest of the North East Caribbean with the potential of limited wind impacts from storm-force wind.
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Eleven was located near latitude 11.7 North, longitude 40.0 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday. A west-northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is forecast to begin Wednesday night and continue through the rest of the week. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Wednesday night. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).