Tropical Storm Idalia: Hurricane signal headed for Florida

Date - 27/08/2023  Written - Narendra Dudhwa

A tropical depression is likely to form around the Yucatan Peninsula.

That is expected to become Tropical Storm Idalia on Sunday, says the National Hurricane Center.

The National Hurricane Center reported that Tropical Depression 10 was located about 30 miles south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

According to this report, the system has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and is moving to the south near 5 mph.

The hurricane center said the system will remain close to the Yucatan Channel until it begins to intensify on Monday.

Max Defender 8 meteorologist Eric Stone has reported that it will move north toward Mexico and become Tropical Storm Idalia.

Eventually, Idalia will become a hurricane and move west of the Tampa Bay Area, bringing rain and winds on Tuesday and Wednesday, then move north of our area."

There is a possibility of severe thunderstorms with rain in the west coast of Florida, so protect yourself and be aware

3 to 6 inches of rain expected along Florida's West Coast, Panhandle and parts of South Georgia

Where there is a possibility of rain up to 10 inches.

Carolina is also being told the possibility of torrential rain. Parts of the Carolinas are also likely to see heavy rain.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Isle of Youth, Cuba, from Tulum in the Yucatan Peninsula to Rio Lagartos, including Cozumel.

Let us be alert to keep an eye out for stormy conditions. Keep an eye on regular updates and follow the recommendations of the local authorities.

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