Depression likely to form in gulf, head towards Florida

CAM IS KEEPING AN EYE ON TOPICS. WHAT IS THE UPDATE? CAM: A LARGE AREA OF DISORGANIZED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE CONTENT AREA. RHE EXPECTING THIS TO DEVOPEL, THE HURRICANE CENTER HAS ABOUT AN 80% CHANCE OVER THE NEXT FIVE DAYS O DEVELOPMENT, OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS, A 70% CHANCE OF DEVELOPMENT. WE HAVE THIS TROPICAL WAVE NEAR THE YUCATAN PENINLASU AND ONLY A FEW OF THE SPAGHETTI PTLO MODELS. THE GENERAL DIRECTION HAS IT MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST FORHE T WESTERN CARIBBEAN AND POSSIBLY DEMOLS HEADING TO SOUTH FLORIDA. THE LONG-RANGE MODELS, AMERICAN GFS AND THE UROW MODEL HAS- – YOU’RE A MODEL — EURO MODEL SO HAS DIVERGENCE. WE ALSO SEE A THREAT OF RAIN BUT THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT WILL BE LITTLE TO NONE, HOWEVER THE EUROPEAN TRACK, MORE NORTHERN, COULD MOVE ISTH TOWARD A CENTRAL FLORIDA. THE TIMING LOOKS TO BE LATE FRIDAY INTOHE T UPCOMING WEEK, ESPECIALLY SATURDAY. IF IT DOES FOLLOW ISTH TRACK, IT WOULD BRING HEAVY RAIN INCLUDING THE FLOODING THREAT AND THE POSSIBILITY OF SEVERE STORMS. A LOT OF THINGS WE ARE TRACKING AS OF THEYS SMTE TRIES TO GET MORE ORGANIZED IN THE COMING DAYS. A SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISOOF WHAT THE G

NHC: Tropical depression likely to form in Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center now says it is likely that a tropical depression forms in the Gulf of Mexico in the coming days. There is a 70% chance of formation in the next two days and a 80% chance of formation in the next five days. The system, which was born of the remnants of Agatha, is currently near the Yucatan Peninsula and the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The disturbance is currently producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.”Environmental conditions appear marginally conducive for gradual development, and this system is likely to become a tropical depression by the weekend as it moves northeastward into the northwestern Caribbean Sea, southeastern Gulf of Mexico, and crosses the Florida Peninsula,” the latest update reads. The latest models are pointing to a depression or tropical storm developing while moving across the Florida straights to as far north as parts of Central Florida beginning late Friday or Saturday. As this system pulls away from Cancun we will have a much better feel for what we will have her locally and down south. Flooding rains/severe weather would be a possibility if it does develop and take a more norther track. Additionally, there is a small disturbance in the Southwestern Atlantic northeast of the Bahamas that has a 10% chance of development in the next five days. >>> DOWNLOAD THE WESH 2 NEWS HURRICANE SURVIVAL GUIDE <<

The National Hurricane Center now says it is likely that a tropical depression forms in the Gulf of Mexico in the coming days.

There is a 70% chance of formation in the next two days and a 80% chance of formation in the next five days.

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The system, which was born of the remnants of Agatha, is currently near the Yucatan Peninsula and the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The disturbance is currently producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

“Environmental conditions appear marginally conducive for gradual development, and this system is likely to become a tropical depression by the weekend as it moves northeastward into the northwestern Caribbean Sea, southeastern Gulf of Mexico, and crosses the Florida Peninsula,” the latest update reads.

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Additionally, there is a small disturbance in the Southwestern Atlantic northeast of the Bahamas that has a 10% chance of development in the next five days.

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KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates
  • Prepare to bring inside any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones
  • Prepare to cover all windows of your home. If shutters have not been installed, use precut plywood.
  • Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first-aid supplies, drinking water, and medications

The WESH 2 First Alert Storm Team recommends you have these items ready before the storm strikes.

  • Bottled water: one gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for the cans without the easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Two weeks’ worth of prescription medications
  • Baby/children needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows
  • Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over. Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE

Your smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool for guiding you through a storm’s approach, arrival and aftermath.

Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | android

Enable emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go into Notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll to the right along the bottom and click on “Settings.” On the settings menu, click on “Severe Weather Alerts.” From the menu select from Most Severe, Moderate Severe, or All Alerts.

PET AND ANIMAL SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside of the affected area whether they could shelter your animal

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