A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for South Florida Friday as a robust system will carry heavy rainfall and wind throughout the day and weekend.
As per the National Hurricane Center, the system was about 470 miles west-southwest of Miami with 40 mph winds.
The wind moved northeast at 6 mph.
Potential Tropical Cyclone One is likely to turn into a tropical storm later Friday as it reaches the Gulf of Mexico. The latest prediction has slightly increased the low track, with it coming closer to the Southwest Florida coast overnight Friday.
Anticipated impacts remain unchanged and are mentioned below:
- Irrespective of formation, significant impacts and hazards will remain the same. Tornadoes, flooding, and stormy weather would significantly impact South Florida.
- The primary threat from Potential Tropical Cyclone One to the local area would be potent enough for flash flooding from over rainfall.
A flood watch would be in effect for South Florida from midnight Friday to Sunday morning.
- Isolated tornadoes are possible as Potential Tropical One moves through the region Friday into Saturday.
- Poor marine and beach conditions are also anticipated, with an increased risk for rip currents across all South Florida beaches and potentially elevated surf along the Atlantic coast this weekend.