WEATHER: Tropical Depression Formed and Heading for the Gulf Coast

According to the National Weather Service, a tropical depression has formed and is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico this week.

“Tropical Depression 9 (TD9) has formed in the Florida Straits. The initial forecast track has TD9 approaching the Big Bend or Panhandle coast Thursday or Friday.
Key Points:
  • Tropical Depression 9 has developed.
  • The general track is expected to be westward for the next day or two before turning north and northeast by the middle of the week.
  • This system may approach the Big Bend or Panhandle coast by late in the work week.
  • The track and intensity forecast remains uncertain. However, the initial intensity forecast makes the system into a moderate Tropical Storm.
  • It is too early to get specific about potential impacts.”

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