The IMD has predicted isolated cases of heavy rain with lightning.
The system is likely to hit the Puri coast (Odisha) as a deep depression after getting weakened inside the sea during its journey to the shore.
The cyclone, however, is weakining into a deep depression, reported IMD.
Very heavy rainfall is likely to start in north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south coastal Odisha by Friday evening.
The cyclonic storm is likely to reach the west-central Bay of Bengal off the coast of north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by Saturday morning.
The state government claims that the rehabilitation and compensation packages have been implemented effectively.
Scientists have observed that the low-pressure areas could be formed anytime though Kerala has been witnessing signs of an impending retreating (northeast) monsoon.
The possible increase in the cyclonic storms and low-pressure areas over the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal during the retreating monsoon poses a threat of further calamities in Kerala.
The IMD has forecast isolated showers in seven districts - almost all of them in northern Kerala. The seven districts are Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod.
Odisha was hit by 98 cyclones between 1891 to 2000. Most of the major cyclones that hit the Odisha coast took place in October.