| Palm Beach Post
It may be mid-October but the tropics aren’t finished with hurricane season just yet, spinning up Tropical Depression 27 hundreds of miles southeast of Bermuda.
The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on TD 27, which will likely earn the name Epsilon, early Monday. It is forecast to reach hurricane strength late this week on a north-northwest path.
Forecasters said the would-be Epsilon had 35-mph winds and was nearly stationary about 720 miles southeast of Bermuda, but could become a tropical storm later Monday.
It is no direct threat to Florida. The system could be near Bermuda, however, late this week and the NHC is cautioning island residents to monitor the progress of the storm.
Another area to watch is in the southwestern Caribbean where models have been trying to figure out whether a broad area of low pressure could form this week. The NHC is giving it a 20 percent chance of development over five days.