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Forecasters said slow-moving Barry could unload 10 to 20 inches (25 to 50 centimeters) of rain through Sunday across a swath of Louisiana that includes New Orleans and Baton Rouge, as well as southwestern Mississippi, with pockets in Louisiana getting 25
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Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what could be a long, slow — and epic — drenching that could trigger severe flooding in and around New Orleans.

The Gulf of Mexico disturbance that dumped as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain in just three hours over parts of metro New Orleans was forecast to strengthen into a tropical depression Thursday, then a tropical storm called Barry Thursday night,
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A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi — the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly walloped New Orleans on Wednesday.

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Utility firms say thousands of customers remain without power as bands of rain from Gordon continued to soak some areas.

Tropical Storm Gordon Forms over South Florida

Sep 3, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon formed Monday morning near Key Largo, Florida and is expected to bring heavy rain, gusty winds and possible tornadoes to portions of South Florida Monday afternoon and night.

The storm is then likely to continue strengthening as it moves into the eastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, before making landfall across the central Gulf Coast states Tuesday night.

SUNDAY EVENING UPDATE: The National Hurricane Center has begun issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven, which is forecast to become Tropical Storm Gordon by Tuesday in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. As of 5 pm, the system was located about 250 miles southeast of Miami, moving west-northwest at 15 mph. A Tropical Storm Watch was issued for coastal areas of Alabama, Mississippi, and eastern Louisiana for the potential of tropical storm conditions Tuesday night and Wednesday. Advisories will be considered for sections of South Florida later this evening if the system continues to organize and potentially develop further overnight.

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.

The Tropical Atlantic is Coming Alive

Aug 31, 2018

A new tropical storm is developing in the far east Atlantic and forecast to become a hurricane this weekend.

The National Hurricane Center began advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Six Thursday morning, stating that the system lacked a well-defined center but was likely to strengthen over the next 24 hours. A Tropical Storm Warning was issued by the government of the Cabo Verde Islands for Santiago, Fogo and Brava.

A new tropical storm is likely to form over the warm waters of the Atlantic northeast of Jacksonville by Monday morning.  The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories for  Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten Sunday afternoon, and Tropical Storm Watches were issued for parts of coastal South and North Carolina.  The newly formed cyclone is not a significant threat to the state, but heavy rain, gusty winds and unsettled ocean waters will be affecting much of central and northeast Florida through Tuesday.

Hurricane Harvey won’t send heavy rains and winds to Florida, but it will likely push gas prices higher. 

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Harvey regained tropical storm strength as it drifted in the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas early Thursday and forecasters said it could become a hurricane.

Tropical Storm Colin Brings Rain, Flooding To Bay Area

Jun 6, 2016
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Tropical Storm Colin dumped several inches of rain across the Tampa Bay area.

A tropical storm warning and flood watch was in effect through Monday.

Rain totals were expected to range from 4 to 8 inches near the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area, tapering to 2 inches further inland and to the east.

Rainfall predictions through Wednesday.
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UPDATED 6/5 AT 11:45 A.M. WITH MANATEE COUNTY INFORMATION
As the National Weather Service predicts heavy rainfall in the Tampa Bay area over the next few days due to a Tropical Storm Colin, a number of local counties are taking a variety of measures to prepare for the storm, including making sandbags available to residents.

Tropical System Threatening Florida

Jun 3, 2016

Ready or not, a tropical system could threaten Florida as early as Monday. Whether it has a name or not, heavy rain and flooding will be the biggest potential hazards. The panhandle is likely to be spared, but much of the peninsula could be soaked by several inches of rain over a two-day period starting Monday. If the system strengthens into a formidable tropical storm, minor wind damage and coastal flooding will also be possible somewhere from the Nature Coast to the Florida Keys.

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The 2016 Hurricane Season is about a week away, and a system is already stirring up interest near the Bahamas. Meteorologist Jeff Huffman is watching it from the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network, and says it shouldn’t mess up too many holiday weekend plans. When the next named storm develops, it will be called Bonnie. Alex, a rare winter hurricane - the season’s first - formed in January.

Get Ready For More Rain

Sep 28, 2015
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Many meteorologists have used the phrase "rain without a name" over the years, to describe heavy rain from a tropical weather system that isn't officially named.

For some Floridians, this has happened twice already this summer. And that's just what may happen with Invest 99, the disturbance the National Hurricane Center is monitoring over the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Erika Growing Stronger

Aug 27, 2015
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

  The Florida Emergency Operations Center is under what it calls Level Two preparations as Tropical Storm Erika spins toward the Caribbean Islands.

The partial activation of the State Emergency Response Team means emergency officials are urging residents to get ready just in case.

Florida Public Radio meteorologist Jeff Huffman said there has been a shift as Erika is starting to shift as it moves toward the Leeward Islands.  Forecasters suggest it may still become a hurricane, but may take more of a northwestern turn and paralleling perhaps Florida’s eastern coast.

It's official. Tropical Storm Danny has made the leap, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season as it makes its way toward the eastern Caribbean.

Currently, the storm is centered about 1,200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and moving west at 10 mph. The National Hurricane Center's "forecast cone" has Hurricane Danny making landfall possibly as far north as Puerto Rico or as far south as St. Lucia.

The storm currently has sustained winds of nearly 75 mph, with higher gusts.

National Weather Service

Tropical Storm Danny is forecast to strengthen far out over the Atlantic and could become a hurricane.

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 50 mph (85 kph). But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says additional strengthening is expected over the next two days and Danny could become a hurricane on Thursday.

The storm is centered about 1,445 miles (2,325 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving west near 14 mph (22 kph).

The storm does not currently pose a threat to any land.

NOAA

A tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean has become a tropical storm named Danny, according to the National Hurricane Center.

National Weather Service Tampa Bay

A tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, and forecasters expect it to gradually strengthen.

The storm is the Atlantic’s fourth tropical depression of the season. On Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami says it’s located about 1,665 miles (2,675 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands. It has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph) and is moving west at 13 mph (20 kph).

The storm currently poses no threat to land; there are no watches or warnings in effects.

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said the tropical storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday night were near 45 mph.

The storm is centered about 275 miles southeast of Barbados and about 385 miles southeast of St. Lucia, and is moving northwest at 20 mph.

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Barbados and Dominica. A tropical storm watch has been issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tropical Storm Karen continued losing strength Saturday as it headed toward the central Gulf Coast, but forecasters were still expecting it to bring significant rain and potential flooding to low-lying areas.

The National Hurricane Center reported at 2 a.m. Saturday that Karen's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 40 mph, making it a weak tropical storm. The storm was moving west-northwest at 10 mph to 15 mph.

Forecasters expect the center of Karen to be near the southeast Louisiana coast on Saturday night, when they say there is a slight chance of strengthening.