Potential tropical storm already affects South Florida

MIAMI, United States. — The potential tropical storm that moves to the northwest of the Gulf of Mexico already affects southern Florida (United States) with rains that have become intense in the early hours of today.

At eight o’clock this Saturday morning, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) located the meteor about 70 kilometers south southwest of Fort Myers, and about 255 kilometers southwest of Vero Beach.

The system, which has maximum sustained winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour (km/h), is moving northeast at a rate of 30 kilometers per hour.

On the forecast track, the disturbance is expected to move across southern or central Florida today, over the southwestern Atlantic north of the Bahamas tonight, and near or north of Bermuda on Monday. report of the NHC.

The low-pressure area could become the first tropical storm of the current season tonight as it heads out to sea off the east coast of Florida.

The disturbance is expected to become a tropical storm off the east coast of Florida by tonight, with strengthening forecast tonight through Monday as the system moves away from Florida and moves over the western Atlantic.

If its intensity increases, the phenomenon would become Tropical Storm Alex and it would be the first of the current hurricane season, which began on June 1st.

According to the NHC, the agency could leave accumulations of between six and 10 inches of rain in South Florida, with maximum values ​​that could reach 15 inches, causing flash flooding in some urban areas.

Due to the meteorological conditions generated by the disturbance, a Storm Warning remains active in the Florida Keys, in Florida Bay and in various points on the west coast of the state.

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