Potential Tropical Cyclone #16 for Thursday 10/17 at 6:30 p.m.
No operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville.
UF units with operations in areas with watches and warnings should follow guidance from local officials. This includes areas in the Panhandle and Big Bend as well as coastal locations within the Storm Surge Warning extending down the west coast.
No watches or warnings are currently in place for Alachua County. Strong, gusty winds are possible on Saturday with forecast gusts up to 29mph. (This is below tropical storm strength.) 1-1.5 inches of rain is forecast from Friday afternoon through Saturday night. This area is included, along with most of North and Central Florida, in a Marginal Risk of severe weather outlined by the Storm Prediction Center on Saturday.
Updates will be posted daily unless circumstances warrant more frequent communication.