Tropical storm to become a hurricane after passing Florida

Tropical storm to become a hurricane on Tuesday.
Tropical storm to become a hurricane on Tuesday.

A tropical storm will form Saturday in the Atlantic, and it is expected to bring thunderstorms and strong winds this weekend in Sebastian, Florida.

The disturbance, called Tropical Cyclone Nine, will become a hurricane in the Atlantic by Tuesday morning after it passes Florida. Right now, we do not expect a hurricane in Sebastian or Florida or the Bahamas.

A tropical storm watch was issued earlier today for Grant, Barefoot Bay, Micco, Sebastian, and Vero Beach. A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Bahamas.

The tracking shifted slightly east, taking Sebastian out of the cone of uncertainty. However, we can still expect winds of 30 to 40 mph, rain, and potential flash flooding from this storm.

“The system could bring tropical-storm-force winds to portions of the Florida east coast over the weekend,” the National Hurricane Center said.

The seas near the Sebastian Inlet are rough today, with white caps extending into the river and lagoon.

Since last night, most of the computer-generated models show the storm moving northward along the east coast of Florida.

There are no hurricane threats to Sebastian at this time.

We will publish another update later tonight.

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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.