The National Weather Service is monitoring Tropical Depression 26W, which has formed northeast of Pohnpei.

Tropical Depression 26W is expected to intensify and pass a few hundred miles north of Agrihan in the Northern Marianas by Friday, according to a Tuesday afternoon advisory from the National Weather Service.

The system poses no threat to Guam at this time, but the Office of Homeland Security/Civil Defense is urging the community to monitor developments.

As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, the tropical depression was centered near 15.3 degrees north latitude and 161.6 degrees east longitude, about 625 miles north-northeast of Pohnpei and 1,135 miles east of Guam. It is moving west-northwest at 15 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

On its current track, 26W is expected to move toward the northwest and then north. It is expected to become a tropical storm by Wednesday.