Disruption could threaten Florida

RAW SURF. INVEST 98 AND THIS SYSTEM MATTER. WORKING IN THE CARAB IS EXPECTED. 70% LIKELIHOOD YOU WILL BE WELL IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS. IT WILL BE SOUTH OF PUERTO RICO ON FRIDAYS LIKE A RUSSIAN DISTURBED. AROUND JAMAICA SATURDAY TO SUNDAY AND THEN MODELS SHOW THAT IT WILL STRENGTHEN. THEN IT MOVES INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO.

Tropical wave ‘one to watch’ for effects on Florida

WESH 2 meteorologists are closely monitoring one of two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean. Located in the central subtropical Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Gaston has an 80% chance of forming but is expected to be short-lived and not impact land. However, a second tropical disturbance located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands could affect Florida. “This could turn into a tropical depression later this week if it drifts into the Caribbean,” said WESH 2 meteorologist Kellianne Klass. “The GFS and Euro both show this storm to get stronger as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico next week. Viewing midweek to the end of the week as a rough timeline. What we need to look at is the exact path of this storm. GFS- run brings the storm closer to Central Florida, while the previous run took it further away.” The disorder has a 70% chance of developing in the next 48 hours and a 90% chance of developing in the next five days. Meanwhile, Hurricane Fiona is drifting through the Atlantic as a major Category 3 storm. KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS LAUNCHED Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates. Prepare to bring in outdoor 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 the windows of your house. If no shutters are installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check the batteries and have canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicines. The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends having these items ready before the storm hits. Water: 1 gallon of water per person per day Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili Can opener for the cans without the easy-to-open lids Assemble a first aid kit Two weeks of prescription medication The needs of infants/children such as formula and diapers Flashlight and batteries Battery-powered weather radio WHAT TO DO IF A HURRICANE ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED Heed the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave. Complete Preparatory Activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it has passed. Stay indoors, in the middle of your house, in a closet or bathroom with no 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 make it a powerful resource to guide you through the approach, arrival, and aftermath of a storm.Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidTurn on emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings and go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the app’s home page, scroll to the bottom right and click “settings.” In the settings menu, click on “severe weather warnings”. Choose from the most severe, moderate-severe, or all warnings from the menu. ANIMALS AND ANIMALS 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. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death. Check with hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets. Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they can accommodate your animal.

WESH 2 meteorologists are closely monitoring one of two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean.

Located in the central subtropical Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Gaston has an 80% chance of forming but is expected to be short-lived and not impact land.

However, a second tropical disturbance located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands could affect Florida.

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“This could turn into a tropical depression later this week if it drifts into the Caribbean,” said WESH 2 meteorologist Kellianne Klass. “The GFS and Euro both show this storm to get stronger as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico next week. Viewing midweek to the end of the week as a rough timeline. What we need to look at is the exact path of this storm. GFS- run brings the storm closer to Central Florida, while the previous run took it further away.”

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The disorder has a 70% chance of developing in the next 48 hours and a 90% chance of developing in the next five days.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Fiona is drifting through the Atlantic as a major Category 3 storm.

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUE

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Prepare to bring in outdoor 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 the windows of your house. If no shutters are installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicines.

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

  • Bottled water: 1 gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for the cans without the easy-to-open lids
  • Put together a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription drugs
  • Babies/children’s needs, such as bottle feeding and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Weather radio on batteries

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED?

  • Heed 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 occur during a hurricane and after it has passed. Stay indoors, in the middle of your house, in a closet or bathroom with no 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 to guide you through a storm’s approach, arrival, and aftermath.

Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings and go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the app’s home page, scroll to the bottom right and click “settings.” In the settings menu, click on ‘severe weather warnings’. Choose from the most severe, moderate-severe, or all warnings from the menu.

PET AND ANIMALS 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. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can lead to injury or death.

  • Check with hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they can accommodate your animal.

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