Tropical wave that could impact Florida given the high chance of forming

Tropical wave that could impact Florida given the high chance of forming

WESH 2 meteorologists are keeping a close eye on a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean. Invest 98-L located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands is likely to impact Florida. “The system continues to show signs of organization and will likely become a tropical depression within the next two to three days. The disturbance is expected to move west-northwest across the southern Windward Islands from here. the end of the day and then heading into the central Caribbean Sea later this week,” the National Hurricane Center said. The system has a 70% chance of forming in 48 hours and a 90% chance of forming in five days. “This could become a tropical depression later this week as it drifts towards the Caribbean,” said WESH 2 meteorologist Kellianne Klass. “The GFS and the Euro both show this storm strengthening as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico next week. “What we need to watch is the exact track of this storm. The latest GFS run brings the storm closer to central Florida, while the previous run took it away.” Meanwhile, Hurricane Fiona is drifting across the Atlantic as a major Category 3 storm. KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or the NOAA weather radio for storm updates. Be prepared to bring inside any lawn furniture, outdoor 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. 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’s needs/ children, such as baby formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to the advice of 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 closet or windowless bathroom. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm. Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts. 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. if they could house your pet.

WESH 2 meteorologists are keeping a close eye on a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean.

Invest 98-L located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands is one that can impact Florida.

“The system continues to show signs of organization and will likely become a tropical depression within the next two to three days. The disturbance is expected to move west-northwest across the southern Windward Islands from here. end of the day and then move into the central Caribbean Sea later this week,” the National Hurricane Center said.

The system has a 70% chance of forming in 48 hours and a 90% chance of forming in five days.

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“This could become a tropical depression later this week as it drifts across the Caribbean,” said WESH 2 meteorologist Kellianne Klass. “The GFS and the Euro both show this storm strengthening as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico next week. “What we need to watch is the exact track of this storm. The latest GFS run brings the storm closer to central Florida, while the previous run took it away.”

Meanwhile, Hurricane Fiona is drifting across the Atlantic as a major Category 3 storm.

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring indoor garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage 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 Warning Weather 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

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.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane. With the right websites and apps, you can make this a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.

Download the WESH 2 News app to iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts.

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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