The National Hurricane Center (CNH) reported in its eleven o'clock bulletin that the tropical depression maintains maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and with a movement of 22 mph towards the west-northwest.
According to the CNH, a gradual strengthening is expected and the depression is likely to turn into a tropical storm over the weekend.
On the forecast track, the depression is expected to move  near or north of the northern Leeward Islands late on Friday, near or north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday, and near or north of Hispaniola on Saturday night.
This system could produce 3 to 6 inches of rain during its passage through Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands through Sunday.
Heavy rains associated with the depression can cause landslides on sensitive slopes and flooding s urban and sudden until Sunday.
Pending to elvocero.com for the update of the bulletins.