Tropical Storm Idalia Could Potentially Strike Florida Mid-Week!
It is hurricane season MickeyBlog friends! And if you have been watching the weather, you know that we are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Idalia.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Idalia formed near the Yucatan Peninsula on Sunday and is already expected to become a hurricane that could potentially strike Florida by mid-week.
As of 2pm, Sunday August 27th, Idalia was about 80 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, with winds of 40 mph and was moving north at 2 mph.
Idalia is anticipated to turn into a hurricane by Tuesday with an increased risk of storm surges, heavy rainfall, and hurricane force winds for portions of Florida. Some areas could see up to 10 inches of rainfall, the NHC said.
Governor Ron DeSantis has shared that 1,100 National Guard members had been mobilized and command centers set up to deal with potential power outages and other damage.
Central Florida Impact
Central Florida will start to feel Tropical Storm Idalia’s effects as early as Tuesday and Wednesday.
John Pendergrast, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Melbourne, reports:
For Central Florida, that means that we’re going to have a threat of some heavy rain, squall conditions, so when we say that, gusts with possibly the tropical storm force of 35 to 45 miles per hour and squalls, especially on Wednesday.
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Article Source: Orlando Sentinel
Feature Photo: National Hurricane Center