Forecast to become hurricane on way to Florida

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BY: MEENA

Tropical depression forms, forecast to become hurricane on way to Florida

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A tropical depression formed in the Caribbean Sea and is expected to become a hurricane on its way to the Gulf of Mexico

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The storm is on track to hit Jamaica and Cuba before turning east toward Florida

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It was expected to strengthen into a tropical storm by Friday night, followed by rapid intensification in the Caribbean Sea

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The storm is forecast to become a Category 2 hurricane by the time it reaches Cuba, then a Category 3 storm in the Gulf of Mexico

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Landfall is expected Wednesday in Florida.

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The current forecast has the storm making landfall in south Florida near Naples and Fort Myer

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But, the location of landfall will depend on how quickly the storm turns east

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Meteorologists are urging residents in the Florida Keys and the Florida peninsula to monitor the storm closely.

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