CORAL GABLES (LALATE) – Possible Tropical Storm Debby is heading to Florida. A current weather system off of Florida’s coast could become Tropical Storm Debby by the weekend, the National Hurricane Center warns news today. DebbyÂ is expected to be the strongest system to hit Florida this month.
Debby is the latest movement being tracked by the National Hurricane Center today. Debby follows Tropical Storm Chris currently losing strength southeast of Cape Race.
The low pressure region currently over the south-central Gulf of Mexico could soon become Tropical Storm Debby by this weekend. NHC in a news statement today said that the system could undergo “some gradual development … as the disturbance moves slowly northward toward the Central Golf of Mexico.”
Officials warn news that the “system has a medium chance thirty percent of becoming a tropical cyclone”. They warn that the system could be upgraded “during the next forty-eight hours.”
Despite how strong the system gets by Saturday, officials warn news today of bad weather for Florida residents by Saturday. They are advising news of major rain moving through southern Florida this weekend. “Heavy rains and localized flooding are possible across the Yucatan Peninsula, Western Cuba, and Southern Florida through Saturday.”