Potential Tropical Cyclone Six – Update #1 – 8/10/2021
University of Florida officials are actively monitoring Potential Tropical Cyclone Six, and much remains unknown about its path. Here’s what we know today:
The system is forecast to become Tropical Strom Fred likely later today or tomorrow. Tropical storm conditions are expected in portions of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico beginning today and in the Dominican Republic by tomorrow and are possible in northern Haiti and the southern Bahamas by late Wednesday.
No warnings or watches are currently in place for the state of Florida. It’s too soon for the National Hurricane Center to determine what, if any, impacts could occur there by late this week or this weekend given the uncertainty in the long-range forecast. All UF units in Florida should monitor forecasts.
No 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 becomes available.
For additional information, please visit National Hurricane Center