Hurricane forecasters are watching a batch of stormy weather in the Atlantic Ocean that became a tropical depression Monday afternoon.
The system was about 1,200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles Monday evening and was moving west at 16 mph. It had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.
The depression wasn't expected to strengthen over the next two days. Conditions after that are expected to become even less conducive to development and the system is expected to weaken, forecasters said.