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Jeff Huffman

Jeff Huffman is Chief Meteorologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition to his full-time position at the university's radio and television stations, WUFT-FM/TV and WRUF-TV, the latter of which he co-founded, Huffman also provides weather coverage to public radio stations throughout Florida

FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO EMERGENCY NETWORK

A tropical wave is becoming better organized just east of Miami, and the National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression or storm could form this weekend.

Showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous at times across the Florida peninsula by the end of the week thanks to an approaching tropical wave.
FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO EMERGENCY NETWORK

Showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous at times across the Florida peninsula by the end of the week thanks to an approaching tropical wave.

The wave is not expected to become a significant tropical event, but it is being monitored by the National Hurricane Center for potential development into a depression or a tropical storm over the next five days.

Nothing much Wednesday

Repeating rounds of heavy rain could produce flooding across portions of the Florida Panhandle on Monday.
FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO EMERGENCY NETWORK

While Tampa Bay returns to its regularly scheduled summertime conditions after a week of drenching rains and saturated grounds, repeating rounds of heavy rain could produce flooding across portions of the Florida Panhandle on Monday.

More than 85 percent of all hurricane activity in the Atlantic Basin occurs after the middle of August.
FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO EMERGENCY NETWORK

More than 85 percent of all hurricane activity in the Atlantic Basin occurs after the middle of August.

Some consider Aug. 15 as the “real” start to hurricane season. To others, like former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, it’s synonymous with the start of football season.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for parts of Mississippi and Louisiana as a system that has moved into the Gulf of Mexico is poised to form into a tropical depression by Thursday and could become a hurricane before the weekend.
FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO EMERGENCY NETWORK

The National Hurricane Center has classified the tropical low over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico as a “potential tropical cyclone” (PTC), and it could become a hurricane before hitting Louisiana this weekend.

Heavy rain and potential flooding is in the forecast this week across parts of Florida, and a tropical storm might even form nearby.

Regardless of its tropical status, several inches of rain are likely to fall in Tampa Bay and near Florida’s Gulf Coast this week. Nearby seas will also grow unsettled, with minor coastal flooding and multiple beach hazards expected.

Subtropical Storm Andrea's projected path as of 6 p.m. Monday.
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

The National Hurricane Center has begun advisories on Subtropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

forecasted rainfall for florida
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A non-tropical disturbance is expected to approach Florida Thursday and Friday, producing summer-like downpours and thunderstorms across much of the state.

Thunderstorms capable of producing minor wind damage, or even an isolated tornado, are possible across the Florida peninsula today.
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Thunderstorms capable of producing minor wind damage, or even an isolated tornado, are possible across the Florida peninsula today.

As of Monday morning, a strong cold front was located just north of the I-4 corridor where the contrast between conditions on both sides was very evident.
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

The weather is fooling many Floridians today, and it's not just a mean joke. A strong cold front has moved into the Sunshine State, producing rain and dropping temperatures by nearly twenty degrees in some places. As of Monday morning, the front was located just north of the I-4 corridor where the contrast between conditions on both sides was very evident.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A strong cold front is slated to sweep through the state this weekend, dropping temperatures in the Tampa Bay area into the 30s by Monday morning.

There's the possibility that some spots north of Tampa will experience a freeze.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A tropical wave will move across the Florida peninsula this weekend, enhancing rainfall and potentially washing out holiday plans for many Floridians.

July is usually a quiet month in the tropical Atlantic. Not this year. Two tropical storms have formed in the past four days, one briefly becoming a hurricane and the other expected to by late Monday. Neither system is an imminent or significant threat. Floridians, however, might want to keep a close eye on one.

Beryl barreling west