Those in the region are urged to stay vigilant as Storm Surge, Tropical Storm or even Hurricane watches could be issued in the coming days, the NHC advised. Nineteen is also moving west-northwest at 8 miles per hour. Tropical storms Paulette and Rene are out there, plus four other disturbances from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic.
Weather maps show TD19 isn't far behind a second tropical system already in the Gulf.
Forecasters say the disturbance could form into a tropical storm by next week. NHC has increased the chances for development to HIGH for a tropical cyclone to develop as it bypasses Florida and heads into the Gulf.
Forecasters said Paulette would become a hurricane later Saturday and drop up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain on the territory through Monday.
The system will encounter more favorable conditions in the Gulf as it heads west and we could see a tropical depression form near Florida tonight or Saturday.
Its development chances rose from 20 percent to 30 percent over the next five days. Gradual development of this system is forecast, and a tropical depression is expected to form by this weekend or early next week while the system moves generally westward across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic.
Another tropical wave is forecast to emerge off the west coast of Africa this weekend.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km) from the centre.
Waves churned up from Paulette will affect the northern Leeward Islands today and then spread westward over the weekend to the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda and the southeast U.S. Atlantic coast. "Strengthening is forecast, and Paulette is expected to become a hurricane Saturday or Saturday night".
Rene continued to be a minimal tropical storm with top winds of 45 miles per hour.