TRACK, MODELS, MORE: Central Florida in cone for projected Category 2 hurricane

A tropical wave traveling across the Caribbean Sea organized Friday morning into Tropical Depression 9.

As of 5 a.m., the weather system had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and was about 615 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

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The National Hurricane Center said TD9 is currently “disheveled,” however, weaker wind sheer and warm water should allow the storm to strengthen into a hurricane in the coming days.

The current five-day forecast cone has the storm impacting Florida as

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