National Hurricane Center Tracks Tropical Disturbance Developing in the Gulf of Mexico, Likely to Impact Florida

By  //  August 25, 2023

will likely impact Florida in the next week

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center is closely monitoring a disturbance in the Gulf that is forecasted to strengthen to a tropical depression in the next seven days.

The system is located in the northwestern Caribbean Sea and eastern Gulf of Mexico (AL93).

Officials say the disturbance has a 80-percent chance of developing into a tropical disturbance in the next seven days.

Satellite images indicate that the area of low pressure over the northwestern Caribbean Sea is gradually becoming better organized, with increasing thunderstorm activity and a better-defined low-level circulation.

Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development during the next several days and a tropical depression is likely to form late this weekend or early next week while it moves generally northward over the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

National Hurricane Center says people in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, western Cuba, and Florida should monitor the progress of this system.

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Franklin, located a couple of hundred miles east of the Turks and Caicos Islands.