Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 update for Friday 9/13 at 12:30 p.m.
**Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 Update for Friday (9/13) at 12:30 p.m.**
UF is monitoring the progress of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine. No significant impacts are forecast for the Gainesville area. Up to 1 inch of rain is possible locally through Monday. No changes to UF operations or schedules are anticipated.
In North Florida, heavy rains (2-3 inches) and any potential tropical storm force winds will be limited to the immediate coast this weekend. Adjustments of the track to the east will lessen any forecasted impacts. No inland county watches or warnings are anticipated, including for Alachua County.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in place from the Flagler/Volusia County line south to Jupiter Inlet. Tropical storm conditions are possible along this section of the coast beginning Saturday evening or early Sunday.
UF units with operations along the coast in the watch area (Flagler/Volusia County line south to Jupiter Inlet) should follow guidance from local officials.
At the 11am Advisory, the system was located approximately 280 miles east-south east of Freeport in the Bahamas. Max sustained winds are near 30 mph. The disturbance has not yet developed a well-defined center but a tropical depression or storm is expected for form later today. The system is barely moving, but is expected to resume a slow motion toward the northwest and north-northwest later today. On the forecast track, the system is anticipated to move across the central and northwestern Bahamas today, and along or near the east coast of Florida Saturday through Sunday.
Updates will be posted daily unless circumstances warrant more frequent communication.