The depression is centered about 1,205 miles (1,935 kilometers) east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and is moving north at 5 mph (7 kph).
After a couple of days, the pattern should change, and wind shear is expected to decrease.
Ida is the ninth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which began in June and ends in November.
The next day a visible image of Tropical Storm Ida continued to show wind shear persisted.
A slow eastward or east-southeastward motion is expected later today and Wednesday, and tropical storm-force winds extend about 205 miles from the system’s center.
Forecasters left open the possibility that Ida could gain a few strength once the shear backs off, because the storm will be over warm water in the central Atlantic.
Weather forecasters will continue to watch for both tropical and non-tropical storm development, as well as possible impact on populated areas this October within the western Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico toward the western Atlantic areas.
South Florida’s Tuesday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high temperature of about 87 degrees, a low of about 77 and a 40 percent chance of rain.
The Gulf has been fairly quiet for most of the summer with the exception of Tropical Storm Bill, which made landfall in Texas on June 16.