Update on potential tropical storm moving towards Florida

Potential storm from the west could impact weather in Sebastian.
Potential storm from the west could impact weather in Sebastian.

There’s now a 90 percent chance of formation near the state’s west coast, which could impact our weekend weather in Sebastian, Florida.

There is no threat of a hurricane in Sebastian, but there are growing concerns about high winds, rain, and rough seas that the disturbance may bring from the west as it moves into the Atlantic. However, anything could change between now and Friday.

The tracking of this weather disturbance has moved slightly south, which could give Sebastian the go-ahead with a scheduled fishing tournament and Pinewood Derby race in Sebastian. Unfortunately, we also don’t know the impact on seas at the Sebastian Inlet if the disturbance tracks more to the south. But again, we will know more on Friday.

The storm system is from the remnants of Hurricane Agatha, a storm that fizzled out Wednesday. Still, an area of low pressure carrying the hurricane’s remnants is moving eastward. 

“This system is likely to become a tropical depression or tropical storm while it moves slowly northeastward over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and southeastern Gulf of Mexico during the next day or two,” NHC said in a statement.

It’s still too early to predict what this tropical depression will do, and it could change course.  

Another disturbance east of Florida is about 200 miles from the Bahamas, but further development is not expected. 

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The season will end on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Sebastian Daily will continue to keep you updated.


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