Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine – Update #1 – 7/28/2020

University of Florida officials are actively monitoring the track of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, and much remains unknown about the storm’s path. UF’s Department of Emergency Management is monitoring the system to learn the latest track and impacts.

Here’s what we know today

Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine will produce heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides across the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Tropical storm conditions are likely across portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico Wednesday through Thursday, and tropical warnings are currently in effect.

The system does not have a well-defined center and could move over portions of the Greater Antilles later this week. It could bring some rainfall and wind impacts to portions of Hispaniola, Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida by the end of the week.

No tropical warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operational changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on expected impacts or schedule changes as information is available.

For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center.

Published: July 28th, 2020

Category: 2020 Weather Alerts