The National Hurricane Center states that the tropical disturbance heading toward the Gulf of Mexico is likely to develop into a tropical depression or storm. Furthermore, this disturbance could also possibly impact the state of Florida next week.
Tropical Disturbance Heading For Gulf of Mexico and Florida [Photo: Tallahassee Democrat]
The National Hurricane Center announced that a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean is heading toward the Gulf of Mexico and could impact the state of Florida by next week. Further reports say The Weather Channel meteorologist Chris Dolce added that the possibility of the tropical disturbance developing into a depression or a storm will increase over the weekend or early next week.
According to Rice, if the tropical disturbance develops into a storm, the next storm of the Atlantic hurricane season in 2023 will be named Idalia. Reports say that the Tropical Storm Ian in 2022 also came from the western Caribbean and headed toward the west coast of the Florida peninsula.
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Tropical Disturbance’s Development
According to Kollath Wells
, the National Hurricane Center gave an 80% chance of the tropical disturbance to develop into a depression or a storm. However, Dolce maintained that while the waters of the Gulf of Mexico are conducive to the development, wind shear could be a limiting factor. Reportedly, wind shear is the change in wind direction and speed that prevents the formation of a storm.
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