At 8:00 AM this morning the National Hurricane Center, in Miami increased the likelihood of a Tropical Storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico to 90%
A low pressure area located near the northeastern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and western Cuba.
The system is likely to become a tropical depression or a tropical storm by tonight or on Monday while it moves north-northeastward toward the Florida Peninsula.
Even if this disturbance does not get a name it is expected to produce locally heavy rains and flooding. Areas affected include portions of the Yucatan Peninsula, western Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Florida Peninsula during the next few days. Tropical storm conditions could occur along a portion of the west coast of the Florida Peninsula as early as Monday afternoon.
The Apopka Voice will continue to provide updates.