(CNN) – The National Hurricane has upgraded the disturbance near the Bahamas to a Tropical Depression Nine.
Around 5 pm Eastern time Friday evening, the depression was about 240 miles southeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.
Maximum sustained winds are 30 miles per hour.
The NHC says the depression is expected to become a Tropical Storm within the next 24 hours and will bring Tropical Storm force winds and heavy rainfall.
Heavy Rainfall and scattered flash flooding is possible this weekend along the coast of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.