We may see Tropical Storm Michael form today

We may see Tropical Storm Michael form today

PTC 14 is forecast to organize and strengthen into a tropical storm by Monday afternoon. Winds will likely run from 20-35 miles per hour.

The storm moves slightly east on Monday night and brings another round of strong storms and heavy rain to parts of the Southern Plains. If so, it will be named Tropical Storm Michael. This storm does not pose a threat to Florida or the USA, but swells generated by Leslie continue to create life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

The forecast path for Tropical Depression 14 as of Sunday morning, October 7.

This general motion with some increase in forward speed is expected over the next few days. This storm could make landfall anywhere from Louisiana to Florida.

At 100 a.m. CDT (0600 UTC), radar data from Belize indicated that the low pressure system was centered near latitude 18.4 north, longitude 87.1 west.

There is high uncertainty about the possible intensity of the system, but it is likely that the complex will drag tropical moisture across Florida.

The system could bring storm surge, rainfall, & wind impacts to the northern Gulf Coast by mid-week depending on the track of the system. Scattered showers and storms will dominate the weather pattern during this period until Wednesday.

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We're talking temperatures that could be in the 60s and low 70s during the day and 40s at night.

All of the forecasters cautioned that conditions could change quickly and urged residents across the Gulf Coast to stay abreast of the storm's progress.

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