Tropical Depression Nine forms, could hit Florida as hurricane

ONE HURRICANE KELLIANNE: ONE HURRICANE, AND ALSO CO-, ESSENTIALLY MAKING LANDFALL IN THE PENINSULA OF FLORIDA BY WEDNESDAY MORNING, AS A MAJOR CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE WITH AND OF 115 MAS HOUR. PLENTY OF UNCERTAINTY WHERE THIS SYSTEM WILL MAKE LANDFALL PAIRED I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOME OF OUR LATEST MODELS WITH THE SYSTEM. ALL WILL PASS OVER CUBA, AFTER THAT, IT IS SHOWING YOU THE UNCERTAINTY WHEN EXACTLY THE STORM IS HEADED. BUT SOME OF THE MODELS ARE SAYING ESSENTIALLY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO SUNCOAST FLORIDA AREA, LANDFALL BY WEDNESDAY. OTHER MODELS WANT TO GET MORE TOWARD THE GULF. WE ARE STILL GOING TO BE WATCHING THIS SYSTEM VERY CLOSELY. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION 9 IS IT STILL COULD BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY. WE ARE WATCHING FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT. CENTRAL FLORIDA IMPACTS COULD BE POTENTIALLY TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, DEPENDING HOW QUICKLY THIS SYSTEM PASSES ON THROUGH. SO AT LEAST FOR TODAY AT THE WEEKEND, NICE AND QUIET. BY MONDAY, WE ARE WATCHING THAT RAIN INCREASE, AGAIN, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, WE CONTINUE TO TRACK THE TROPICS PAIRED WE WILL UPDATE YOU WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER. OF COURSE, DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE WESH 2 APP FOR ALL THE LATEST UPDATES.

NHC forecasts Tropical Depression 9 will hit Florida as Category 3 hurricane

Invest 98-L became Tropical Depression Nine Friday morning. It had a new burst of convection and is getting better organized. As of 11 am, Tropical Depression Nine was moving west-northwest at 14 MPH with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was located 515 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and 1,015 miles southeast of Havana, Cuba. It is expected to become a tropical storm by Friday afternoon. In the latest update, the National Hurricane Center was forecasting the system to hit Florida as a major hurricane, or Category 3 hurricane. “Invest 98-L is now Tropical Depression Nine,” WESH 2 Meteorologist Kellianne Klass said. “This storm is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm later Friday as it moves through the Caribbean. Further intensification is expected through the beginning of next week as it moves toward the peninsula of Florida. The latest track has the storm making landfall early Wednesday morning “Somewhere between the Suncoast and SW Florida. Still need to watch the exact path of this storm. We could see some of the outer rain bands begin to push through on Tuesday with the main impacts happening on Wednesday. Depending on how quick this storm moves, we could still see lingering impacts into Thursday.” The National Weather Service urged Florida residents and visitors to gather supplies and keep tracking the forecast. Below: WESH 2 Meteorologist Eric Burris takes deep dive into the tracks and models KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates. Prepare to bring inside any lawn furniture , outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.Prepare to cover all windows of your home. If shutters have not been installed, use precut plywood.Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first-aid supplies, drinking water, and medications.The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends you have these items ready before the storm strikes.Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per dayCanned food and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for the cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first-aid kitTwo weeks’ worth of prescription medicationsBaby/children’s needs, such as formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery-operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave. Complete preparation activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over. Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANEA smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool for guiding you through a storm’s approach, arrival and aftermath.Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go into notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll to the right along the bottom and click on “settings.” On the settings menu, click on “severe weather alerts.” From the menu, select from most severe, moderate-severe, or all alerts.PET AND ANIMAL SAFETYYour pet should be a part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets. Ask friends, relatives and others outside of the affected area whether they could shelter your animal.

Invest 98-L became Tropical Depression Nine Friday morning.

It had a new burst of convection and is getting better organized.

As of 11 am, Tropical Depression Nine was moving west-northwest at 14 MPH with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was located 515 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and 1,015 miles southeast of Havana, Cuba. It is expected to become a tropical storm by Friday afternoon.

In the latest update, the National Hurricane Center was forecasting the system to hit Florida as a major hurricane, or Category 3 hurricane.

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“Invest 98-L is now Tropical Depression Nine,” WESH 2 Meteorologist Kellianne Klass said. “This storm is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm later Friday as it moves through the Caribbean. Further intensification is expected through the beginning of next week as it moves toward the peninsula of Florida. The latest track has the storm making landfall early Wednesday morning “Somewhere between the Suncoast and SW Florida. Still need to watch the exact path of this storm. We could see some of the outer rain bands begin to push through on Tuesday with the main impacts happening on Wednesday. Depending on how quick this storm moves, we could still see lingering impacts into Thursday.”

The National Weather Service urged Florida residents and visitors to gather supplies and keep tracking the forecast.

Below: WESH 2 Meteorologist Eric Burris takes deep dive into the tracks and models

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Prepare to bring inside any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all windows of your home. If shutters have not been installed, use precut plywood.
  • Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first-aid supplies, drinking water, and medications.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends you have these items ready before the storm strikes.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for the cans without the easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first-aid kit
  • Two weeks’ worth of prescription medications
  • Baby/children’s needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery-operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over. Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool for guiding you through a storm’s approach, arrival and aftermath.

Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | Android

Enable emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go into notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll to the right along the bottom and click on “settings.” On the settings menu, click on “severe weather alerts.” From the menu, select from most severe, moderate-severe, or all alerts.

PET AND ANIMAL SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside of the affected area whether they could shelter your animal.

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