Tropical Wave 99L has become Tropical Depression Nine and is expected to become a Tropical Storm soon. It is currently bringing torrential rains to western Cuba. As it leaves Cuba later today and moves into the eastern Gulf of Mexico it is likely to become more organized.
Latest track has it moving north then east late Wednesday then heading into central/northern Florida Thursday.
Main impacts to our area will be heavy rain and flood potential with heavy rain bands setting up well ahead of the center of the storm. Rain chances will go up beginning Tuesday and will continue to be high through Friday.
The heaviest rain is likely for the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday. The system will make its closest pass to us on Thursday with Tropical Storm winds possible.
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