Potential Tropical Storm Nine is Born – New Cone Covers Florida

The Disturbance called  Invest 95-L has now been designated Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.  It’s located 235 miles SE of Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, moving NW at 8 mph.  Winds 30 MPH.  It does not currently have a closed circulation, but it is expected to become a Depression or Tropical Storm in the next 24 hours.  The Bahamas Government has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the NW Bahamas Islands, including the Abacos.  Needless to say, this is the area that was devastated by Dorian a few days ago.

The system is expected to affect the Florida coast with tropical storm force winds and heavy rain over the weekend.    The next available name on the list is Humberto.  Alabama is currently NOT in the forecast cone.

The worst news for Alabama would be that this system probably will not bring us the raindrops we were hoping for.  MUCH more in the morning!!