Potential Tropical Cyclone One forms near Gulf

A tropical system brewing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring heavy rain to Florida this weekend.The National Hurricane Center issued advisories Thursday evening for the first potential storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.Potential Tropical Cyclone One just formed near the Yucatan Peninsula, according to the NHC. It’s predicted to strengthen into a Tropical Storm before reaching the Florida peninsula on Saturday. Impacts appear to be greatest in Osceola, Brevard and Polk counties as advisories were issued there. WESH 2 meteorologists have designated Saturday a First Warning Weather Day because these the storm impacts are likely to impact you and your family.Forecasters expect Tropical Wave Invest 91-L 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. The latest models show the system tracking a slightly further south and with more intensity. The disturbance is currently producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.”Interests in western Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Florida Peninsula should monitor the progress of this system, and tropical storm watches or warnings could be required for some of these areas later today. Regardless of development, areas of heavy rainfall are likely across portions of the Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba during the next day or so, spreading across southern and central Florida and the Florida Keys Friday and Friday night, and the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday. could cause scattered to numerous flash floods across South Florida and the Florida Keys,” an update from the NHC reads.>>> DOWNLOAD THE WESH 2 NEWS HURRICANE SURVIVAL GUIDE

A tropical system brewing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring heavy rain to Florida this weekend.

The National Hurricane Center issued advisories Thursday evening for the first potential storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Potential Tropical Cyclone One just formed near the Yucatan Peninsula, according to the NHC. It’s predicted to strengthen into a Tropical Storm before reaching the Florida peninsula on Saturday.

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Most of Florida, including parts of Central Florida, is under a Tropical Storm Watch effective immediately. Impacts appear to be greatest in Osceola, Brevard and Polk counties as advisories were issued there.

WESH 2 meteorologists have designated Saturday a First Warning Weather Day because these the storm impacts are likely to impact you and your family.

Forecasters expect Tropical Wave Invest 91-L 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.

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The latest models show the tracking system a slightly further south and with more intensity.

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The system, which was born of the remnants of Agatha, is currently near the Yucatan Peninsula and the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The disturbance is currently producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.

“Interests in western Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Florida Peninsula should monitor the progress of this system, and tropical storm watches or warnings could be required for some of these areas later today. Regardless of development, areas of heavy rainfall are likely across portions of the Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba during the next day or so, spreading across southern and central Florida and the Florida Keys Friday and Friday night, and the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday. These heavy rains could cause scattered to numerous flash floods across South Florida and the Florida Keys,” an update from the NHC reads.

>>> DOWNLOAD THE WESH 2 NEWS HURRICANE SURVIVAL GUIDE

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KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates
  • Prepare to bring inside any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones
  • Prepare to cover all windows of your home. If shutters have not been installed, use precut plywood.
  • Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first-aid supplies, drinking water, and medications

The WESH 2 First Alert Storm Team recommends you have these items ready before the storm strikes.

  • Bottled water: one gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for the cans without the easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Two weeks’ worth of prescription medications
  • Baby/children needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows
  • Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over. Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE

Your smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool for guiding you through a storm’s approach, arrival and aftermath.

Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | android

Enable emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go into Notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll to the right along the bottom and click on “Settings.” On the settings menu, click on “Severe Weather Alerts.” From the menu select from Most Severe, Moderate Severe, or All Alerts.

PET AND ANIMAL SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside of the affected area whether they could shelter your animal

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