Storm Team 3 continues to monitor Tropical Depression 9 for possible Southeast impacts later this week. As of 11 am Monday, the storm was located about 170 miles west-southwest of Key West, Florida. Maximum winds were 35 mph, just shy of the 39 mph wind required to be considered a tropical storm.
Intensification is likely today, with an upgrade to a tropical storm possible as early as Monday night. The storm was moving west at 7 mph, expected to turn west-northwest later Monday, followed by a turn north Tuesday night. The latest track takes the center off the Georgia Coast early Friday morning as a tropical storm.
With this track, rip currents and rough surf would be likely, but the heaviest rain may fall just offshore. However, there is still much uncertainty in the intensity, and especially the track of the storm beyond 48 hours. Keep checking with Storm Team 3 for updates as more details become clear.