The depression, which is currently churning 60 miles west of San Andres island, is expected to become a tropical storm later this evening, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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The depression could reach hurricane status as early as Saturday while entering the Gulf of Mexico. Its current trajectory has it on track to make landfall somewhere between Mobile, Alabama, and Tallahassee, Florida, on Sunday morning as a weak Category 1 hurricane. However, the track is subject to change.
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) October 4, 2017
So far, the Atlantic has seen five major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) during the 2017 season; two short of the record set in 2005 that saw seven major hurricanes.