Developing tropical cyclone poses no threat to Sebastian, Vero Beach

Tropical cyclone is no threat to Sebastian or Vero Beach, Florida.
Tropical cyclone is no threat to Sebastian or Vero Beach, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – A tropical cyclone is expected to develop in the Atlantic Ocean Friday, but forecasters say it poses no no threat to our area.

“The system will likely become a tropical or subtropical cyclone later today while it moves generally northward over the central Atlantic,” John Cangialosi, Hurricane Specialist at National Hurricane Center, said in a statement.

The tropical cyclone is expected to turn toward the west and remain on the hurricane center’s radar into next week. At this time, however, the storm poses no threat to land.

A cyclone is a closed-circulation rotating storm that could develop into a tropical depression or hurricane, depending on its wind-speed intensity.

Most spaghetti models track the storm moving north, far away from Florida.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.