Tropics are getting busy again near Florida

We are monitoring two tropical disturbances.
We are monitoring two tropical disturbances.

The tropics are getting busy once again, and one system is expected to bring rain to Sebastian later this weekend. There are no threats of a hurricane at this time.

The first system is near Florida and is expected to form into a tropical depression or tropical storm. It’s too early to tell. This system is near Cuba and moving northwest.

The only threat to Sebastian could be heavy rain and strong winds. The system is not likely to become a hurricane.

“Conditions are becoming favorable for a tropical depression or a tropical storm to form within the next day or so as the system moves toward the northwest through the northwestern Bahamas and toward the Florida Peninsula at 5 to 10 mph. If this development trend continues, Potential Tropical Cyclone advisories will likely be initiated later today,” the National Hurricane Center said.

The second system is a tropical wave located several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. The tropical disturbance is producing showers and thunderstorms. A tropical depression could form early next week while the system moves westward.

The system was supposed to dissipate this week before it reached the Caribbean Sea, according to the National Hurricane Center.

We are monitoring this storm closely.

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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.