A broad area of low pressure in the southwest Caribbean, which has been designated Invest 98L by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, is expected to head in the general direction of the Cayman Islands.
Although not all of the computer models forecast significant development of the storm, some show it strengthening to Hurricane Paula before it passes the Cayman Islands as early as Tuesday morning.
As of Saturday morning, the storm system was located about 12.7N, 79.9, or about 450 miles south-southwest of Grand Cayman. It is expected to move west-northwestward or northwestward.
The National Hurricane Center only gave the system a 20 per cent of developing before Monday morning, The computer models that do forecast development of Invest 98L show that development happening during the day on Monday.
The system’s general location and potential track are reminiscent of Hurricane Paloma in 2008, which causes extensive damage in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.