Tropical Depression 19 forms, could impact Gulf Coast early next week

Posted at 4:39 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 17:39:22-04

Tropical Depression 19 has formed off the eastern coast of Florida.

The National Hurricane Center upgraded the system to a depression in their 4:00 pm tropical update.

TD 19 is currently moving west northwest at 8 mph with a wind speed of 35 mph.

According to the NHC, the system is forecast to strengthen to near hurricane intensity by early next week as it moves across the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.

Possible impacts from the storm include, surge, wind and heavy rainfall along the gulf coast from the Florida panhandle to southeastern Louisiana, the NHC says.

Those impacts are expected to arrive this weekend and into early next week.

Tropical storm and hurricane watches could be issued later Friday night and Saturday for the gulf coast.

Tropical Storm conditions are possible tonight along the southeast Florida coast where Tropical storm watches are already in effect.

Read more from the NHC, here.

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