Depression to strengthen in Gulf; TS Paulette to intensify
MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is expected to move into the Gulf of Mexico and strengthen into a tropical storm, while Tropical Storm Paulette is expected to intensify into a hurricane on Saturday.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Depression Nineteen was just 35 miles west-southwest of Miami.
It could become a tropical storm in the Gulf later Saturday or early Sunday.
Tropical Storm Paulette is almost 650 miles southeast of Bermuda. It is expected to become a hurricane Saturday.
A third tropical storm — Rene — is not expected to strengthen and does not pose any threat to land.