The tropics are still active with two tropical depressions forming, including one that is expected to become a hurricane.

UPDATE 2 p.m.: Tropical Storm Imelda has formed off the coast of Texas with a forecast that calls for torrential rains and the possibility of flash flooding.

The National Hurricane Center had been watching the area of storminess for days before naming it Tropical Depression 11 earlier today followed by an upgrade to Tropical Storm Imelda.

Imelda is near Freeport, Texas, moving north at 7 mph.

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Previous Story: The tropical Atlantic is still simmering with two tropical depressions forming today, including one that is expected to become a hurricane.

National Hurricane Center forecasters identified Tropical Depression Ten 1,165 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands. It is heading west-northwest at 12 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 35 mph, but it is forecast to gain tropical storm status Tuesday and reach hurricane strength by Friday.

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Tropical Depression 11, formed near the Texas coast and is forecast to become a tropical storm before hitting near Galveston with heavy rainfall and flooding.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for areas of the Texas coast from Sargent to Port Bolivar.

The next names on the 2019 storm list are Imelda and Jerry.

Tropical Depression 10 is on its way to warmer waters and an area with low shear, which should help it build.

“The only negative factor for intensification appears to be some nearby dry air, but with low shear conditions expected, steady strengthening is forecast during the next several days,” wrote NHC senior hurricane specialist Dan Brown in an 11 a.m. update.

Because the system is still organizing, it’s initial path is uncertain.

High pressure to its north should steer the cyclone west-northwest the next few days with it approaching the northern Leeward Islands on Friday.

When it reaches the western edge of the high pressure is still a question with “increase spread among the guidance,” according to the NHC.

The center of the 5-day forecast track takes the cyclone - by then at hurricane strength - north of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

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