Tropical Depression 19 Forms Off Florida Coast, Tropical Storm Watch Issued For Portions of South Florida

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projected to be tropical storm Sally by Sunday night

As forecasted by the National Hurricane Center Friday morning, Tropical Depression 19 has formed off the coast of Miami Friday evening. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As forecasted by the National Hurricane Center Friday morning, Tropical Depression 19 has formed off the coast of Miami Friday evening.

Tropical Depression 19 is moving to west-northwest at 8 mph and carrying 35 max sustained winds.

Experts are projecting the tropical depression 19 to become a tropical storm by Sunday night.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for portion of South Florida on Friday that stretches from south of the Jupiter Inlet to north of Ocean Reef.

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within the next 6 to 12 hours.

National Hurricane Center says the depression is forecast to move inland over south Florida early on Saturday, move over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico late Saturday, and then move northwestward over the north-central Gulf of Mexico on Monday.

Tropical Depression Nineteen is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 5 inches across central and southern Florida, including the Florida Keys. This rainfall could produce isolated flash flooding and prolong ongoing minor flooding on rivers in the Tampa Bay area.

Should Tropical Depression 19 form into a tropical storm, it would be named ‘Sally’.

Tropical Depression 19 is moving to west-northwest at 8 mph and carrying 35 max sustained winds. (NHC Image)

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