MIAMI - A depression in the Caribbean south of Jamaica developed into Tropical Storm Sandy Monday afternoon. Meanwhile, Tropical Depression 19 has formed in the distant Atlantic.
At 5 p.m. Monday, Sandy was nearly stationary about 395 miles south-southwest of Kingston, Jamainca with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
Sandy is expected to make a north-northeast turn over the next few days, which could be good news for Florida's west coast. Interests along the east coast will be keeping a close eye on the storm.
The system could become a hurricane as it approaches Jamaica, which is under a Tropical Storm Watch along with Haiti.
Tropical Depression 19 could become a cyclone within the next few days. It would be named Tony.
That system is expected to head east, away from the U.S.
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