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Portions of Florida’s east coast are under a tropical storm watch as the likelihood has increased that Tropical Storm Humberto will form off the Atlantic Coast this weekend.

UPDATE THURSDAY 5 PM: The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on what they call Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine (or “PTC Nine”). This nomenclature is used when a system is likely to produce tropical storm conditions near land - in this case, the Bahamas - but has yet to be officially classified as a tropical storm.

 

The National Hurricane Center has increased the possibility that a tropical wave over the southeastern Bahamas will pass through Florida – and the Tampa Bay area – as the next named tropical system.

Florida is in the forecast track as Tropical Storm Dorian continues to move northwest.
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Puerto Rico is under a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch as Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to be near hurricane strength before making landfall there on Wednesday on a track toward Florida’s east coast by this weekend.

Tropical Storm Dorian will face numerous challenges on its journey through the Caribbean in the coming days.

Potential effects from Dorian in Florida are highly uncertain, especially considering how many unknowns there are in the forecast at this time.

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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.

Another round of potentially powerful round of rain and thunderstorms is expected to usher out the work week.
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After a round of powerful storms produced widespread heavy rain and localized street flooding across portions of the Tampa Bay area on Thursday, another round of rain is expected to usher out the work week.

Atlantic Comes Alive: Wave To Drench Florida As Next Tropical System Looms

Aug 1, 2019
A tropical wave off the Florida coast will elevate our rain chances, while a system in the Atlantic is likely to develop into a tropical system.
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The most active part of the hurricane season often begins in August. Right on-cue, at least one tropical system is likely to form in the Atlantic by the upcoming weekend.

One system is forecast to skirt the East  Coast while another, in the Atlantic, could become the next named storm.
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

A tropical wave in the Caribbean is forecast to produce increased rain chances for Florida – and the Tampa Bay area – this weekend as it moves north and skirts the East Coast.

But another system, though far out in the Atlantic, appears poised to potentially become the next named storm sometime next week.

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center are now monitoring two tropical waves that don’t appear to have much chance of developing into tropical systems, but still serve as a reminder that we are in the midst of hurricane season.
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center are now monitoring two tropical waves that don’t appear to have much chance of developing into tropical systems, but still serve as a reminder that we are in the midst of hurricane season.

Forecasters continue to keep an eye on a wave in the northeastern Caribbean that was tracking toward Florida on Monday. The track, however, has shifted to the east, and appears likely to approach the state by the weekend before skirting the East Coast.

Storms moving in off the Gulf of Mexico produced a wet Thursday morning commute.
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The cold front that had promised to create soggy conditions over Tampa Bay is firmly in control, stalled over the region and dumping heavy rain for the Thursday morning commute.

The good news? Things return to normal this weekend, meaning storms starting inland and drifting toward the west coast in the afternoon.

The wet morning conditions are fueled by the stalled front, combined with deep tropical moisture and winds from the southwest that are driving the storms off the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service.

The low-pressure system that dipped into the Gulf of Mexico from Georgia strengthened into Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday morning and continues to make its way west, on a projected path toward Louisiana as a potential Category 1 hurricane.
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By Carl Lisciandrello

The low-pressure system that dipped into the Gulf of Mexico from Georgia strengthened into Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday morning and continues to make its way west, on a projected path toward Louisiana as a potential Category 1 hurricane.

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A lot of people were hoping that a tropical system in the Gulf might just wash away the red tide that's been plaguing this side of Florida for months.

Chances For 2018's First Tropical System Now 90 Percent

May 24, 2018
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There is now a 90 percent chance a tropical storm will form in the Gulf of Mexico by Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center.