Tropical depression may form in Gulf of Mexico

FOX 13 Meteorologist Jim Weber is watching two areas of interest in the tropics. He has his eye on Invest 90L, which brought flooding rain to Sarasota and South Florida. It’s now working its way through the Atlantic. Weber says it is still a disorganized system and even if it does develop, it isn’t likely to do a whole lot as it is expected to remain over open water. He is also watching a tropical wave in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, which may become a tropical depression or tropical storm early next week. The first name on the 2024 hurricane list is Alberto.

Tropics update for June 13, 2024

FOX 13 meteorologist Jim Weber is tracking weather conditions in the tropics. Hurricane season began on June 1 and so far there have been no named storms. Jim takes a look at current conditions and whether any nameable storms are in the near future.

Gulf of Mexico disturbance brings rain to Florida

FOX 13 Meteorologist Jim Weber is keeping an eye on a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico that is expected to bring rain to the Florida this week. Weber says the disturbance is not expected to develop before it crosses the Sunshine State but after it makes its way into the Atlantic, conditions may be more favorable that it slowly develops. The National Hurricane Center has tagged it as Invest 90 and will continue to watch it over the next couple of days. Weber says if it does develop, it will be minimal and slow to happen.

Tropical update for June 10, 2024

FOX 13 meteorologist Jim Weber says things are quiet in the tropics. Weber explains how Florida is the graveyard of fronts this time of year.

Heavy rains headed to Florida next week

FOX 13 Meteorologist Valerie Mills says she is watching for pretty intense forecasts as hurricane season gets started partially because of record high water temperatures around Florida. According to Mills, several days of tropical downpours will be possible next week

Down pours to hit Florida next week

FOX 13 Meteorologist Valerie Mills is watching the western Caribbean for an area of low pressure that could bring rain to Florida next week. Mills says there is the potential for 3 – 5 inches of rain to fall in the Bay Area. She adds that part of South Florida may even see record rains. According to Mills, nothing tropical is expected to develop over the next seven days.

Slow start to the 2024 hurricane season

FOX 13 Meteorologist Valerie Mills says things are quiet in the Atlantic and is not currently tracking any tropical waves. She adds that the 2024 hurricane season is off to a slow start. She is watching the western Caribbean for signs that a possible wave will start to develop next week. According to Mills, if the low-pressure system forms, it could bring rain to Florida next week.

Deep tropical moisture may bring rain to Florida next week

FOX 13 Meteorologist Dave Osterberg says the tropics are quiet right now thanks to a layer of Saharan dust moving off the coast of Africa. He notes that computer models are picking up on a lot of deep tropical moisture pooling in the Western Caribbean or southern Gulf of Mexico. He says a trough may pick up that moisture over the next few days and bring it toward Florida. He said this could bring several inches of rain to the Sunshine State next week. However, there is no development expected over the next seven days.

Tropical waves not expected to impact Florida

FOX 13 Meteorologist Dave Osterberg is keeping an eye on the tropics. He says contrary to popular belief in June, you want to keep an eye on the Gulf of Mexico and the Western Caribbean because this is where storms form very early and very late in the season and many pass over the state of Florida. He says we typically get one named storm every other June. However, things are relatively quiet right now. He notes that there are a few tropical waves on the map, but nothing is expected to develop over the next week.

Hurricane season 2024 expected to be ‘very active’

FOX 13 Meteorologist Dave Osterberg says the 2024 hurricane season is expected to have 17-25 named storms as we transition to La Nina, which is going to hold down the wind shear in the tropical Atlantic. Plus, the sea surface temperatures are far above normal, so when something does develop it will be working with a lot of moisture and energy. June is typically a pretty quiet month and averages a named storm every couple of years. According to Osterberg, there is no tropical development expected over the next seven days.

Tropics to remain quiet as season winds down

FOX 13 Meteorologist Jim Weber is keeping an eye on the tropics as the final week of the 2023 hurricane season gets underway. He says nothing is expected to develop over the next week, which takes us past the end of hurricane season.

Atlantic basin quiet as tropics shut down

According to FOX 13 News Meteorologist Valerie Mills, the little wave that was being watched in the far open waters has been downgraded. Mills say there's no chance of development as it moves into the northeast, into colder ocean waters.

Wave in Atlantic has chance of gaining strength

According to FOX 13 Meteorologist Valerie Mills, the wave that has a chance of gaining tropical characteristics will stay in open waters. Mills says it only has a short window to develop.