The tropical system is struggling to organize itself, should still bring heavy rains to Florida


WE WILL MEET YOU “TODAY” IN A MOMENT, BUT I WANTED TO UPDATE YOU ON A POTENTIAL TROPALIC CYCLONE 45 MILES OFF THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF FLORIDA. IT WILL MAKE EARTH IN THE NEXT MOMENTS. IT IS EXHILARATING, IT MOVES FAST AT 18 MPH, AND INSIDE THE CENTRAL STORM IT CARRIES GUSTS OF ABOUT 40 MPH. MOST OF THE RAINFALL IS IN THE SOUTH WHERE THERE IS AN ONGOING FLASHLIGHT ASSOCIATION FOR MIAMI-DADE, BROWARD AND PARTS OF PALM BEACH. HE MONITORING SHOWERS IN OUR SUBWAY. TOWARDS OAK HILL, NEW SMYRNA BEACH IN BREVARD COUNTY, AND ESPECIALLY IN SEVEN BREVARD COUNTY. MEANWHILE, IE THE START OF THE DAY IS CLOUDY, WE WERE MONITORING THE PROGRESSION OF ALL SHOWERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

The tropical system is struggling to organize itself, should still bring heavy rains to Florida

By 8 a.m. Saturday, Potential Tropical Cyclone One had roughly reached Florida and was expected to bring heavy rains to some areas. The system was located approximately 45 miles south-southwest of Fort Myers, Florida, and 160 miles southwest of Vero Beach. , Florida. The National Hurricane Center reported the system had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving northeast at 18 mph. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning zone within 36 hours. of the peninsula by Saturday evening. Being on the left side of the storm, or the dry side, central Florida should see rain cleared out by tonight. Models still want to keep some rain in throughout the afternoon. Drier air will be in the picture for locations along I-75 today. Weather forecasters at sister station WESH 2 say those in central Florida should expect persistent rain through the afternoon and early evening, but we should be clear by Saturday evening. urban and flash floods. Heavy rain is sure to impact South Florida and the Florida Keys, as well as the Bahamas on Saturday. The NHC says tropical storm conditions are expected mostly in squalls for warning areas. Video below shows cars stuck in Miami road flooding. outdoor furniture, decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants and anything that can be blown away. Understand hurricane forecast patterns and cones. Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check the batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine. The WESH 2 First Alert Storm Team recommends having these items ready before the storm hits. Water: One gallon of water per person per dayCanned foods and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first aid kitTwo weeks of prescription medicationBaby/children’s needs , such as baby formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesWeather radio battery operatedVideo below: Items to buy during hurricane sales tax seasonWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to advice from local authorities. If advised to evacuate, leave. Complete Preparedness Activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a windowless closet or bathroom. PET AND ANIMAL SAFETYYour 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 as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets. if they could house your pet.

By 8 a.m. Saturday, Potential Tropical Cyclone 1 had roughly reached Florida and was expected to bring heavy rain to some areas.

The system was located approximately 45 miles south-southwest of Fort Myers, Florida, and 160 miles southwest of Vero Beach, Florida. The National Hurricane Center reported the system had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving northeast at 18 mph.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning zone within 36 hours.

The latest track from the NHC brought the storm out of the peninsula on Saturday evening. Being on the left side of the storm, or the dry side, central Florida should see rain cleared out by tonight. Models still want to keep some rain in throughout the afternoon. Drier air will be in the picture for locations along I-75 today.

Meteorologists at sister station WESH 2 say those in central Florida should expect persistent rain through the afternoon and early evening, but we should be clear by Saturday evening.

Rain can produce considerable flash and urban flooding. Heavy rain is sure to impact South Florida and the Florida Keys, as well as the Bahamas on Saturday. The NHC says tropical storm conditions are expected mostly in squalls for warning areas.

The video below shows cars stuck in Miami road flooding

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring indoor patio furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything that can be blown away.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock up on canned goods, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine.

The WESH 2 First Alert Storm Team recommends having these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Preserves and soups, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for cans without easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription medication
  • Baby/child needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

Video below: Items to buy during the hurricane sales tax period

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local elected officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a windowless closet or bathroom.

PET AND PET 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 as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they could house your pet.
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