Tropical Depression Nineteen forms off the southeastern coast of Florida

  • Tropical Depression Nineteen forms off the southeastern coast of Florida

Tropical Depression Nineteen forms off the southeastern coast of Florida

Both presently look to take a path toward North America and Paulette is expected to become a hurricane on Saturday.

According to the National Hurricane Centre, at 5am Tropical Storm Paulette was located about 645 miles southeast of Bermuda. Paulette is expected to become a hurricane sometime on Saturday.

A west-northwestward motion with a decrease in forward speed is then expected during the next couple of days.

Forecasters said Paulette would become a hurricane later Saturday and drop up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain on the territory through Monday. I can't rule out a strong storm, with high wind gusts, and locally heavy rainfall. While some restrengthening is forecast during the next day or two, weakening is expected to begin by Sunday night.

"Rene is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 m.p.h".

Shower and thunderstorm activity located over the northwestern and central Bahamas and the adjacent waters continues to shows signs of organization.

A tropical system is forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico and toward the northern Gulf Coast over the next few days.

Weather maps show TD19 isn't far behind a second tropical system already in the Gulf. This broad low is given a 40% chance of tropical development after it moves over the eastern Gulf. The chances of development over the next five days is 30 per cent.

Rene is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 miles per hour (17 km/h).

Spaghetti models are in general agreement that Invest 96L will track westward across South Florida and emerge over the Gulf of Mexico.

Also due to the close proximity of this developing tropical system, tropical storm watches are in place for the Gulf waters off our coastline as tropical storm gusts are possible. This early tropical moisture is from a weak wave passing along the Louisiana Coast.