Tropical Depression Fred – Update 3 – 8/12/2021

University of Florida officials are actively monitoring Tropical Depression Fred and much remains unknown about its path. Here’s what we know today:

Tropical storm conditions are possible in the southeastern Bahamas and portions of Cuba today.

Beginning Friday, heavy rainfall could lead to areal, urban and small stream flooding, along with rapid river rises across southern Florida. Heavy rainfall associated with tropical depression Fred will impact the remainder of Florida and parts of the southeast this weekend and into next week.

No tropical storm warnings or watches are currently in place for the state of Florida.  There is a risk of tropical storm conditions beginning early Saturday in the Florida Keys and south Florida. This risk will spread northward along portions of Florida’s west coast and to the Florida Panhandle through Monday.

A tropical storm watch will likely be issued for portions of the Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula this afternoon. UF units in Florida should monitor forecasts and be prepared to follow guidance and implement plans.

 No tropical storm 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

Published: August 12th, 2021

Category: 2021 Weather Alerts