Florida Braces For Tropical Disturbance

Florida braces for tropical disturbance this week
Tropical disturbance expected in Floirda. (Photo by National Hurricane Center)

MIAMI – The National Hurricane Center is keeping a close eye on two areas of interest in the Atlantic Ocean. The system could bring a lot of rain to residents who live off the coast of Florida.

The first system is likely to bring rain and a lot of winds to Florida by Tuesday as it moves closer to the east coast. The tropical disturbance is centered near the southern portion of the Bahamas, and moving west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph.

Heavy rainfall is possible over portions of Florida on Tuesday. Forecasters predict the system will produce a tropical system by Monday. NHC says conditions for developing into a tropical storm or depression is unlikely during the next 24 hours.

Computer models for the storm’s project path predict a lot of heavy rainfall for Florida as it moves inland. The storm could then move through Florida and reach the Gulf of Mexico this week. It could then impact anywhere From New Orleans to the Florida Panhandle by Friday.

The second system is low pressure about 1000 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is producing a large area of showers. Rain activity associated with this system has increased since Friday. So far, the system isn’t a threat to the east coast.

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Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.
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