Tropical Depression Fred – Update #4 – 8/13/2021
University of Florida officials are actively monitoring Tropical Depression Fred. Here’s what we know today:
Today through Monday, heavy rainfall could lead to areal, urban, small stream and exacerbated river flooding across southern and central Florida into the Big Bend.
Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Florida Keys on Saturday, where a tropical storm warning is in effect. Tropical storm conditions are possible late Saturday and early Sunday across portions of Florida’s west coast.
The risk of tropical storm conditions will spread northward along the west coast and to the Panhandle Sunday and Monday. The forecast continues to indicate a landfall as a tropical storm near Apalachicola. Most likely arrival of any tropical storm winds would be beginning Sunday evening; 4-6 inches of rain is forecasted for the Big Bend region. Additional watches or warnings are likely later today. UF units in Florida should monitor forecasts and be prepared to follow guidance from local officials.
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. However, the current forecast for Gainesville is 2-4 inches of rain over the course of the storm. 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