Tropical Disturbance Expected to Move into Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Depression
Tropical Depression

We were expecting a lot of rain in Sebastian from a tropical disturbance brewing south of Cuba, but now that’s all changing. However, we can expect some rain on Sunday.

The movement of the disorganized storm is now turning to the northwest and farther away from Florida. Forecasters expect it to become a tropical depression by Saturday night.

“If current trends continue, advisories will be initiated on a tropical depression this afternoon or evening. Environmental conditions are conducive for further development while the low drifts toward the north and northwest this weekend,” the National Hurricane Center said in a statement.

Movement is rather slow at this time, but forecasters expect the tropical depression to move across the southern Gulf of Mexico or the
northeastern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday.

There is a 100 percent change of formation. The tropical depression poses no threat to Sebastian.

There is currently a high surf advisory until Sunday. Chance of rain increases on Sunday and Monday.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. 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.