The National Hurricane Center says there is a high chance of development in the coming week of a system as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center has initiated advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen in the northwestern Caribbean.
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It is expected to track northward and become Tropical Storm Michael by Sunday night.
Tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of western Cuba.
A tropical storm watch has been posted for parts of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
Heavy rain and flooding are threats in western Cuba, the Yucatan Peninsula, and Central America.
The U.S. Gulf Coast could be threatened by this system next week.
The National Hurricane Center has initiated advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, a system that may be a threat to the U.S. Gulf Coast next week.
Before that, the system will trigger dangerous flash flooding over parts of Cuba, Mexico, and Central America.
Potential tropical cyclones allow advisories to be issued on systems that have yet to develop but pose a threat of bringing tropical-storm-force or hurricane-force winds to land areas within 48 hours.
This system formed out of a large gyre of low pressure over Central America known as a Central American Gyre (CAG). Current Storm Status Tropical storm warnings have been posted for the western Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth.