Tropical Depression #16 formed over the northwestern Bahamas east of Miami Tuesday morning. It has been nearly stationary since is formation, but is expected to attain a slow north-northwesterly drift later Tuesday night or Wednesday. The system is in its early formative stages with top sustained winds near 30 mph. Gusts to 50 mph have been reported along the northeast Florida coast early Tuesday evening. Slow strengthening is expected as the system creeps north-northwestward over the next 24 hours. Should this system become a tropical storm it would be named Ophelia. Tropical Storm warnings have been posted from Titusville southward to Jupiter Inlet along Florida’s Atlantic coast and for Grand Bahama, Great Abaco and Bimini in the Bahamas.