By Steve Heldon
Tropical Depression 9 formed Friday morning and could impact Florida by next week.
TD9 is currently in the central Caribbean moving west-northwest at 13 mph.
The tropical disturbance is forecast to develop into a hurricane by this weekend.
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The storm could be near western Cuba by early next week.
The forecast models for TD9 currently have the system moving toward the west coast of Florida or South Florida.
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Florida residents are encouraged to have their hurricane plans in place, but full-throttle preparations are not needed at this point.
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The path of tropical systems can be unpredictable over time, so there is still a chance that Central Florida will not see a direct impact from TD9.
Channel 9 meteorologists will continue to monitor TD9 and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.
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Source: Healthy Duck.