MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac has formed in the Atlantic with a track that could possibly take it toward Florida where the Republican National Convention will be held next week.
Storm warnings have been issued Tuesday across a swath of islands in the Caribbean including Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Martin.
Early Wednesday morning government officials have issued a Hurricane Watch for parts of The Dominican Republic, and a Tropical Storm Watch for other sections of the island.
The NHC has issued a Hurricane Watch for the British Virgin Islands at 8am Wednesday.
NOAA says the storm is becoming more organized as it moves steadily to the west at 18mph, with maximum sustained winds of 45mph.
It is too soon to say what exact path the storm will take. But some computer models show it headed toward Cuba and then Florida. Others have it making a sharp northern turn in the next couple days near Puerto Rico and then into the open Atlantic.
Additionally, another tropical depression is forming off the west coast of Africa, and the NHC is anticipating this becoming another formed tropical storm within the next 48 hours.