By J.D. Capelouto, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A new tropical storm is forming in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, and it could become a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall this week, meteorologists said.Tropical depression No. 14 officially became Tropical Storm Michael on Sunday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. Wind speeds are estimated at 40 miles per hour, meteorologists said. We now have tropical storm Michael headed towards the Gulf of Mexico. Our local rain chances will increase Wednesday and Thursday.https://t.co/w0yuZ75pJz. pic.twitter.com/PdwYiv5hLG— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) October 7, 2018 Sunday morning, the system was a disorganized group of thunderstorms in the Caribbean, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Meet Michael: Here’s how the new tropical storm could impact Atlanta 2 Brett Kavanaugh … [Read more...] about Meet Michael: Here’s how the new tropical storm could impact metro Atlanta
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By J.D. Capelouto, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A new tropical storm has formed in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, and it could become a Category 1 hurricane by the time it makes landfall in the U.S. this week, according to Channel 2 Action News.Tropical depression No. 14 officially became Tropical Storm Michael on Sunday afternoon. At 5 a.m. Monday, the National Hurricane Center said the storm was increasing in intensity and was “almost a hurricane” with sustained winds of 70 mph. Tropical Storm #Michael is strengthening and it is almost a hurricane. Hurricane and tropical storm watches are now in effect for portions of the Gulf Coast. Here are the 4 am CDT October 8th Key Messages. Go to https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb for more information. pic.twitter.com/BEkmH6UvQL— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) October 8, 2018 Tropical Storm Michael is expected to make landfall along the Florida panhandle Wednesday, Channel 2 meteorologist Karen … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Michael intensifies; parts of metro Atlanta could be impacted
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Narda soaked the resort city of Mazatlan with sheets of driven rain and whipped palm trees with its strong winds Monday, swamping streets and causing some property damage after passing over Puerto Vallarta, another popular beach destination. Government agencies and local media posted images online of workers clearing refuse, apparently from signs or rooftops, as well as downed trees and power lines and shattered shopfront windows. The storm was crawling up Mexico's west coast on a forecast track parallel to the shore. Narda had previously been downgraded to a tropical depression after moving over land Sunday, but it regained tropical storm strength after passing back over water. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Narda's maximum sustained winds had increased to 50 mph (85 kph), and its center was about 65 miles (100 kilometers) west of Culiacan in the early evening. It was heading northwest over the Gulf of California at 20 mph (32 … [Read more...] about A tropical storm again, Narda soaks Mexico's Mazatlan
Tropical Storm Florence is expected to form today in the far off eastern Atlantic, but South Florida should be watching a disturbance closer to its shores for a potential Labor Day washout. A tropical wave near Hispaniola has a 10 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days, but regardless of formation is expected to dump rain Sunday through Tuesday. RELATED: Safest places to live in Florida to avoid a hurricane Meteorologists at the South Florida Water Management District are predicting the heaviest showers on Monday and Tuesday with some areas seeing between 5 and 10 inches of rain.Heavy rain is forecast for South Florida beginning Sunday into Tuesday from a tropical wave that could develop in the Gulf of Mexico next week. “We’re forecasting excessive rainfall. It could be an average over the entire water management district of about two inches but really what that means are there are locations that could receive up to 5 to 10 inches of … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Florence could form today, but will Labor Day be a washout?
Gov. John Bel Edwards said Louisiana residents should "remain vigilant" Tuesday (Sept. 4) though most of the state is not expected to be severely affected by Tropical Storm Gordon. Edwards said Washington, St. Tammany, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes are considered the most vulnerable to storm damage after Gordon makes landfall. Gordon is forecasted to transform into a hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast -- but not Louisiana directly -- later on Tuesday. "It is critically important for everyone to remain vigilant because the storm could shift back in our direction before it makes landfall. It also could strengthen further," Edwards said. Edwards has called 350 troops from the Louisiana National Guard onto active duty for the storm, with 250 having started work Monday morning and another 150 added Tuesday. Three helicopters are also on standby in Hammond in case they are needed for search and rescue operations. The national guard has placed … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Gordon: John Bel Edwards says ‘remain vigilant’