NHC releases tropical storm monitoring for Florida ahead of TS Alex

The first tropical storm of the season is expected to begin early Saturday morning as Florida’s Gulf Coast, Lake Occidental and the east coast south of the Volcia / Broward County line are under surveillance. Path from National Hurricane Center.

The NHC on Thursday released its first official route map for the organization entering the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The system, which enters the Gulf of Mexico on Friday from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and moves through the southern and central parts of the Florida Peninsula on Saturday, is the latest route forecast.

At 8pm on Thursday, a potential tropical cyclone made landfall 80 miles northwest of Cosmell, Mexico and 500 miles southwest of Fort Myers. The wind was blowing at a maximum speed of 35 mph and moving north at a speed of 5 mph.

“A turn to the northeast is expected on Friday, and rapid movement to the northeast is expected on Friday night and Saturday,” the hurricane center said. “On the forecast route, the system will move across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico until Friday night, and then move across the southern and central parts of the Florida Peninsula on Saturday.”

The remnants of Hurricane Agatha in the Pacific Ocean are expected to turn into a tropical depression on Friday, accelerating in a northeasterly direction on Friday evening and turning into a Saturday. If that happens, tropical storm Alex will be the first named system of the Atlantic season.

The NHC predicts that tropical winds will begin in the Orlando area at 8 a.m. Saturday and that the storm will leave the area by Sunday evening.

Tropical storm clocks are expanding inland, covering the districts of Osiola, Polk and Freuert in central Florida.

Current tropical storm monitoring is in place:

  • West Coast of Florida south of the middle of the Longboat Key
  • The east coast of Florida is south of the Volusia / Priward County line
  • Florida Keys, including Dry Tortoise
  • Okisobi Lake
  • Bay of Florida
  • The provinces of Cuba are Matanzas, Mayabeque, Havana, Artemis, Pinar del Rio, and the Isle of Youth.

Tropical storm monitoring is the possibility of tropical storm conditions anywhere within the monitoring area within 48 hours.

On Monday, Agatha – the first storm of the Pacific hurricane season, which began on May 15 – formed into a Type 2 hurricane and caused a landslide in Puerto Angel, Mexico. The storm scattered over rough Mexican terrain on Tuesday, but not before At least 11 people were killed Another 33 were reported missing by the governor of the southern state of Oaxaca.

The National Hurricane Center's forecast of when the tropical-storm-force wind is expected to be Alex, a tropical storm in central Florida this weekend.

Agatha made history as the strongest hurricane to hit the coast in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane season, tearing roofs and washing roads before disappearing Tuesday in southern Mexico.

On Tuesday, Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat told MVS Noticias that eight people were listed missing in the landslide or flood.

Meanwhile, the NHC said in its 8 a.m. update that the surface depression 200 miles northeast of the central Bahamas had subsided.

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its hurricane season forecast, saying it had a 65% chance of experiencing the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which is above average, running from June 1 to November 30.

Orlando Sentinel staff writers Lisa Maria Corsa, Richard Tribo and The Associated Press contributed to the report.

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