Published: Sat, September 01, 2018
Research | By Dana Schwartz

New hurricane may be forming; Gulf may see disturbance

New hurricane may be forming; Gulf may see disturbance

The National Hurricane Center is giving it a 10 percent chance of developing into at least a tropical depression in the next five days in the Gulf.

A tropical wave across moving across South Florida will allow clouds to increase throughout the day.

Tropical moisture will feed the development of showers and storms over parts of the Northern Plains, Lower Great Lakes, the mid-Atlantic and the OH and Tennessee valleys, as well as the Gulf Coast, on Saturday and Sunday.

The National Hurricane Season has indicated that TD #6 has formed, and this is epxected to become Florence form over the East Atlantic region over the weekend.

Graphic illustration of Tropical Storm Florence at 5am on September 1.

Infrared satellite loop over the tropical disturbance near the island of Hispaniola on Friday morning.

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Rain over the USVI and a storm forming near Africa. Though it will form in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to track to the west and missing the state, forecasters say still going to bring plenty of rain.

"The system is moving toward the west near 12 miles per hour, and this general motion with a gradual turn toward the west-northwest is expected to continue during the next few days", the National Hurricane Center said.

Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily this Labor Day weekend for information regarding these tropical systems and your local forecasts.

Friday's forecast will be muggy, with some afternoon storms.

SEE BELOW: See our 7-day forecast ▼. This system is of greater concern to either the Bahamas this weekend or the Gulf of Mexico during the first half of next week as conditions in there are more favorable for tropical storm development. With the 90 percent likelihood that it will develop further, the system would become Tropical Storm Florence.

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