MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The disturbance in the southwestern Caribbean organized into a tropical depression within the last 24 hours, and intensified further Monday afternoon into the fifteenth named system.
Tropical Storm Otto has peak winds of 50 mph, with the center of the storm located about 300 miles from the Nicaraguan coast.
Otto was stationary early Monday afternoon. An eventual movement to the west is projected in the next couple of days, with more strengthening expected. A Category 1 hurricane is possible as it nears the central American coastal areas.
Otto will not threaten any U.S. mainland locations.
No other areas of disturbed weather in the tropical Atlantic basin are expected to become stronger.