Tropical Depression 9 forms in the Caribbean and could impact Florida

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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 expected to develop into a hurricane by this weekend.

Read: Looking to the tropics: peak of hurricane season and safety tips

The storm could be near western Cuba early next week.

Forecast models for TD9 currently have the system moving towards the West Florida Coast or South Florida.

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Florida residents are encouraged to put their hurricane plans in place, but full-throttle preparations are not necessary at this time.

Read: Hurricane Supplies Checklist: What Should You Include in Your Kit?

The trajectory of tropical systems can be unpredictable over time, so there is always a chance that central Florida will not experience a direct impact from TD9.

Channel 9 meteorologists will continue to monitor TD9 and provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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