Tropical storm tracker: Disturbance may impact Florida


SEE THE RAIN CHANCES INCREASE AS WE ARE TRACKING THE TROPICS. TROPICAL DEPRESSION LISA IS REEMERGING. THESE AREAS HIGHLIGHTED HERE WILL LIKELY MERGE INTO A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE SOUTHWESTERN ATLANTIC BY THIS WEEKEND. AS IT MOVES NORTH-NORTH WEST, EAST OF THE BAHAMAS, IT IS LIKELY GOING TO BE A SUBTROPICAL , POSSIBLY A TROPICAL SYSTEM THAT COULD BE FORMING. AS IT DOES SO, IT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE TOWARD THE SUNSHINE STATE BY EARLY NEXT WEEK. BY MONDAY, WE ARE WATCHING FOR THE SLOW APPROACHING OUT OF THE SOUTHEAST. BY TUESDAY, WE WILL REALLY START TO SEE THE RAIN FROM THE SYSTEM AS THE LOW APPROACHES. WE WILL ALSO SEE THAT ROUGH SURFACE SWELL. WE EXPECT THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY TO REMAIN THROUGH NEXT WEEK, AND THE LOCAL MOVE WEST THROUGH THE GULF OF MEXICO. STILL DEALING WITH RAIN THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK AS THE LOW LINGERS IN THE VICINITY. AS WE LOOK AT THE EXTENDED WEATHER FORECAST, THE RAIN CHANCES ARE REALLY GOING UP NEXT WEEK, SO IF YOU LIKE DRY WEATHER, TODAY IS GOING TO BE THE DAY TO GET OUTSIDE. 30% RAIN COVERAGE BY NEXT WEEK. IF THE PERCENT TO 60% RAIN COVERED BY TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK. IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR, I WILL SHOW YOU HOW MUCH RAIN WE COULD

What to know about the tropical disturbance that could impact Florida

The National Hurricane Center has reported an area to watch over the Atlantic Ocean and some have suggested it could impact Florida.Here’s what to know:A non-tropical area of low pressure is expected to develop this weekend in the southwest Atlantic. Some sub-tropical, or even tropical, development is possible as it moves north-northwest. The National Hurricane Center gives the system a 40% if formation in the next five days.It’s too early to tell what it will do.It will be one to watch for next week as it drifts toward the Southeast of the United States.Significant development is not expected with this low, but it’s predicted to bring windy conditions, rain showers and storms into Central Florida by Tuesday that may last as long as Thursday. The National Hurricane Center said next week, a subtropical or tropical depression could form during the early to mid-week. Coastal parts of Central Florida may see beach erosion, coastal flooding and rough surf, according to WESH 2 meteorologists. In Volusia County, officials issued a warning Thursday about the storm’s potential to threaten its coastline. They said residents living on the coast should keep a close eye on the disturbance and start preparing right away. County officials there said potential storm impacts include strong rip currents, high surf and breaking waves up to 12 feet.Emergency management director Jim Judge said because the coast is already so damaged and eroded from Hurricane Ian that “this new system heading our way can significantly threaten those properties with more erosion.”Further, officials in Volusia County urged residents and visitors to stay off of the beach this weekend into early next week.The First…



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