According to The Weather Channel, a tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to develop in the Gulf of Mexico in the next day or so, which will affect parts of Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas into the weekend.
If it becomes a storm, it would be named Alex, making it the first named storm in the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Tropical storm watches or warnings could be issued for a part of the Florida Peninsula and western Cuba as soon as later today and could happen regardless of whether the system has been deemed a tropical depression or tropical storm by that time.
Here is a timeline and potential impacts:
- Thursday: Heavy rain, gusty winds are possible in western Cuba.
- Friday: Soaking rains hit South Florida and continues in western Cuba.
- Saturday: The storm moves across the Florida Peninsula with soaking rain and gusty winds. Heavy rain is possible in the northwest Bahamas and may persist in western Cuba.
- Sunday: The storm will track off the Southeast U.S. coast and bringing gusty winds that stir up high surf and dangerous rip currents.
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*Photo credits: NHC / The Weather Channel