Tropical Depression 5 weakened slightly overnight and was moving faster across the Gulf, according to the National Hurricane Center.
By 7 a.m. today, TD 5 had winds of 30 mph and was moving to the northwest at 12 mph. Even though the storm is disorganized, forecasters say it could reach tropical storm status by the time it moves onshore late Thursday night or early Friday morning.
If winds reach 39 mph, it would become Tropical Storm Danielle.
A tropical storm warning is in effect from Intracoastal City, La. to Destin, Fla., which means tropical storm conditions are possible within 36 hours.
The Sun Herald will update the status of TD 5 throughout the day.