Disruptions may pose a threat to Florida

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90 DEGREES, WARMER ON FRIDAY AT 90. THE TROPICS HURRICANE SEASON HAS PASSED BUT WE WATCH THREE AREAS. HURRICANE FIONA AND INVEST 97 L TO BECOME OUR NEXT TROPICAL LOW IN APPROXIMATELY NEXT DAY IT MAY BE NAMED. THE NEXT NAME ON THE LIST WOULD BE GASTON. THE EASTERN WINDWARDS MAY ALSO BECOME A TROPICAL LOW LATER THIS WEEK AS IT DRIFTS INTO THE CARIBBEAN. TWO MAJOR PATTERNS IN THE GFS AND EUROPEAN PATTERN, BOTH BEGINNING TO STRENGTHEN IN THE CARIBBEAN. THE INTERESTING THING IS THE TRACK ON THE MODELS IS VERY SIMILAR. TAKE IT FROM CUBA TO THE GULF AND EVENTUALLY TOWARDS. IF IT’S THE HANDLE THAT NEEDS TO BE DETERMINED RUN BY RUN, WE HAVE A GOOD SOLUTION AND A BETTER IDEA OF THE EXACT ORIENTATION OF THE STORM. SOMETHING TO WATCH FOR NOW

Tropical wave ‘one to watch’ for impacts on Florida

WESH 2 meteorologists are keeping a close eye on one of two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean. A disturbance located in the central subtropical Atlantic has an 80% chance of forming, but is expected to be a short-lived tropical depression and will have no impact on land. However, a second tropical disturbance located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands is likely to impact Florida. “The GFS and the Euro both show this storm strengthening as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico next week. “What we need to watch is the exact track of this storm. The latest GFS run brings the storm closer to central Florida, while the previous run took it away.” Meanwhile, Hurricane Fiona is drifting across the Atlantic as a Category 3 major storm. Know what to do when a hurricane watch is issued. that can be picked up by the wind. Understand hurricane forecast models and cones. Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check the batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine. water: One gallon of water per person per dayCanned foods and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first aid kitTwo weeks of prescription medicationBaby’s needs/ children, such as baby formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to the advice of local authorities. If advised to evacuate, leave. Complete Preparedness Activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or windowless bathroom. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm. Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts. PET AND PET SAFETY Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets. if they could house your pet.

WESH 2 meteorologists are keeping a close eye on one of two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean.

A disturbance located in the central subtropical Atlantic has an 80% chance of forming, but is expected to be a short-lived tropical depression and will have no impact on land.

However, a second tropical disturbance located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands is likely to impact Florida.

“This could become a tropical depression later this week as it drifts across the Caribbean,” said WESH 2 meteorologist Kellianne Klass. “The GFS and the Euro both show this storm strengthening as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico next week. “What we need to watch is the exact track of this storm. The latest GFS run brings the storm closer to central Florida, while the previous run took it away.”

The disturbance has a 10% chance of developing within the next 48 hours and a 50% chance of developing within the next five days.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Fiona is drifting across the Atlantic as a major Category 3 storm.

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring indoor garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants and anything that can be blown away.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock up on canned goods, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends having these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Preserves and soups, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for cans without easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription medication
  • Baby/child needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local elected officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a windowless closet or bathroom.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane. With the right websites and apps, you can make this a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.

Download the WESH 2 News app to iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts.

PET AND PET SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they could house your pet.
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