Tropical Depression 18 forms in the Caribbean

A wave of low pressure moving through the Caribbean has developed into Tropical Depression 18.

According to Bay News 9 Meteorologist Josh Linker, the depression is about 320 miles south of Jamaica.

The next storm name on the list is Sandy.

The storm is located at 13.5N, 78.0W with 30 mph winds. The depression is moving southwest at 5 mph. However, a change in direction is anticipated, as the storm is expected to move north.

Heavy rains from this disturbance are likely to spread over Jamaica, eastern Cuba, Hispaniola and the Bahamas over the next several days.

"The upper level winds in this storm are conducive to more development," Linker said.