Published: Sun, August 25, 2019
Sci-tech | By Javier West

Tropical Depression Expected to Pass Through Region

Tropical Depression Expected to Pass Through Region

As the low moves eastward over the Atlantic it could become a tropical storm. The low is forecast to move generally northwestward near or over southeastern Florida through tonight, and then move northward to northeastward over the Atlantic near the east coast of central Florida on Saturday. Afterward, the system is expected to move northeastward, to an area offshore of the southeastern US coast.

The next name on the storm list is Erin.

These showers and thunderstorms are moving westward to west-northwestward at 10 to 15 miles per hour and could be a concern for the eastern Caribbean islands over the weekend and into the work week.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

The first disturbance we are watching is off the east coast of Florida, bringing some heavy downpours to the peninsula.

If the system continues to develop and reaches tropical storm status, it would be our 4th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, named 'Dorian'.

It was generating rain and storms that stretched from the Florida peninsula to the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday.

After that, the system is expected to move northeast away from the southeast United States coast.

By mid week the typical summer pattern should resume in South Florida and Bradenton, the National Weather Service says.

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