PHILIPSBURG:—The center of Tropical Depression Ten was located near latitude 12.9 North, longitude 44.9 West, or about 1260 miles east southeast of St. Maarten. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). A west-northwestward motion at a somewhat faster forward speed is expected over the next few days.
On the forecast track, the system will approach the northern Leeward Islands on Thursday night or Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later