Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine – Update #2 – 7/29/2020
University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor the track of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.
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, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Tropical storm conditions are likely across portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico today and will spread westward to portions of Dominican Republic, Haiti, the southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos on Thursday. Tropical warnings are currently in effect for those areas.
The system does not have a well-defined center and is expected to move near or over portions of the Greater Antilles later this week. It could bring some rainfall and wind impacts to portions of Cuba, the central and northwest Bahamas, and Florida later this week and this weekend.
No watches or warnings are currently in place for Florida. UF units with operations in southeast and southwest Florida should closely monitor forecasts and be prepared to follow guidance from local officials later this week.
Moreover, 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 latest forecasts or schedule changes as information is available.
For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center.