Maximum sustained winds of the storm were reported at 80 miles per hour with higher gusts.
By late this weekend or early next week, a tropical depression could form as the system moves northwest to north.
Everyone along the northern Gulf from Louisiana to Florida should monitor this system through the next few days.
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The area in red indicates where this system is likely to develop. Most forecast models move this possible tropical system to toward the Gulf Coast - now somewhere between the Alabama and Florida Coast.
Forecast mapping as of Thursday, however, showed the system missing the Cayman Islands and moving toward the Yucatan Peninsula. "If it does, it would be the middle of next week and would impact the north and central coastline of the Gulf of Mexico".
This disturbance will continue to bring torrential rains to portions of Belize, the Yucatan peninsula, and western Cuba into next week.
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The Hurricane Center said environmental conditions were becoming more favorable for the disturbance to become a tropical cyclone, possibly on Sunday or Monday.
Before Tropical Depression 14 or Tropical Storm Michael hits the Gulf Coast it will deliver heavy rainfall in its development region, with high flooding potential.
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