The U.S. National Hurricane Center report that tropical depression #17 has formed in the Atlantic.
The system is currently moving northwards at 3 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour.
The center of the system is approximately 875 miles west-southwest of Portugal's Azores islands.
According to meteorologists, the depression is on course to gain strength and become a named storm late Monday or early Tuesday. It is expected to change direction and move towards the east.
Ophelia is next on the Tropical Cyclone Name list.
There are no watches or warnings currently in effect.