Tropical depression forms, could hit Florida Gulf Coast as a hurricane

Tropical development possible, could bring Georgia rain

"However, it is too early to specify the timing or magnitude of these impacts".

The National Hurricane Center said advisories are being issued beginning at 10 a.m. for tropical depression No. 16.

The center said 15 to 20 inches (38 to 50 centimeters) of rain were expected across parts of Nicaragua, with strong and possibly risky rains also likely in Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.

TD16, which will likely be Tropical Storm Nate soon, is forecast to continue to move northwest, possibly impacting the Yucatan Peninsula by the end of the week.

Over the weekend, the system in the central Gulf is forecast to move north, then northeast, because of a considerable trough of low pressure in the Plains and the Mississippi Valley. By Sunday, it is likely to be bearing down on the Gulf Coast. Strengthening may be slowed by interaction with nearby land. However, there is some potential for it to intensify rapidly.

You can monitor both systems along with updates to your local forecast on our WBRC weather app. The system is affecting the southern peninsula of Florida, the northwestern Bahamas, and the adjacent Atlantic waters.

Ocean heat content estimate, October 4.

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Vertical wind shear in knots.

Nate would be the 14th named storm of the year, and come after a month of devastation from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

The system off the Nicaraguan coast is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later Wednesday and reach hurricane strength with winds of 80 miles (129 kilometers) per hour Sunday as it nears the US coastline between Louisiana and Florida, according to the U.S.

Hurricane hunters are scheduled to investigate the system Wednesday afternoon.

The federal hurricane center's current forecast track calls for the tropical cyclone to thread its way between Cancún, Mexico, and the western coast of Cuba to enter the Gulf of Mexico.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: For the high school games Friday night, the sky should be clear with temperatures falling from around 80 degrees at kickoff through the 70s during the game.

The GFS (American Model) is putting this system right in the middle of the Gulf by Saturday evening. A speedier cold front would push the storm farther east toward Florida.

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