Tropical Depression Five Forms; soon to be Dorian

Wave off southeast Florida likely to become a tropical depression

Wave off southeast Florida likely to become a tropical depression

Tropical Depression 5 is in the Atlantic about 800 miles east southeast of Barbados.

Once the system moves off the east-central coast of Florida, however, environmental conditions work in its favor.

However, it could eventually become a hurricane.

Sebastian can expect cloudy skies and some rain from this storm system as it moves north in the Atlantic.

Dry air on the northwest side of the low is going to limit our coverage of showers and storms today. The hurricane center issued its last advisory on the former Tropical Depression Chantal, which weakened to a remnant low late Friday and was far from land.

Hurricane season runs through November 30.

However, the NHC said things could speed up with a 40% chance of the system experiencing tropical maturity in the next 48 hours.

The National Weather Service's extended forecast for Wilmington shows a high chance of storms moving into the region on Saturday and Sunday, with slightly lower rain chances in the upcoming week. However, this storm is still a little young in its development to talk specifics about impacts.

There is an equal 10 percent chance of a cyclone forming over the next 48 hours and through the next five days. It is expected to increase tropical storm status as it reaches the windward islands, but its future development is speculative.