RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — “Potential Tropical Cyclone No. 13” formed during the day Thursday in the southern Caribbean, but late Thursday night it became Tropical Depression Thirteen.

While this system is still disorganized, the thunderstorm activity has increased and there is a better defined center of circulation. Therefore, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the system to the thirteenth depression of the season.

This system will likely be upgraded into Tropical Storm Julia Friday or this weekend. Julia would be the 10th named system of the 2022 hurricane season.

The Hurricane Center also expects Julia to strengthen into a hurricane this weekend before eventually making landfall in Nicaragua.

Computer forecast models remain very consistent that this system will not pose a threat to the U.S.