English English Spanish Español
Powered by WUFT
Temporarily change filter
Finding your station

Tropical Depression Two forms, set to stregthen

June 28, 2024

The National Hurricane Center has started advisories on Tropical Depression Two.

The depression is currently located over 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. It is a very healthy-looking system that could establish a record if it were to strengthen to hurricane status before it reaches the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles. The last hurricane that formed in June this far east of the Caribbean was in 1933. It is likely to be officially named early this weekend.

This storm will continue to travel mainly west throughout the weekend and by Monday afternoon, it will be entering the Caribbean. While it travels westward the system will continue to have favorable conditions to strengthen. By Monday, it could reach hurricane status. Once in the Caribbean, this system will be in prime hot waters and low wind shear. The official NHC track shows this system as a hurricane once inside the Caribbean, but keep in mind that intensity models could have great fluctuations. This system can become stronger sooner. the eastern Caribbean Islands should be preparing for a storm one category stronger than what the forecast calls for.

The track.

Meteorological models are showing consistency in this system staying over the south and central Caribbean at least through Tuesday afternoon, its center traveling well south of the Hispaniola. After Wednesday, some models are showing the system to start to make a northward turn. But this is when the models also start to diverge a little.

It is too far out to know if, where, and when this system could be making landfall after Wednesday. At this point, the continental U.S. should continue to monitor this system closely. It’s starting at the beginning of next week when we should have a better idea if the system will be turning and by when. When we have this answer, it will become clear which areas could be at risk. Stay tuned our team of meteorologists will continue to bring updates throughout the weekend and the rest of the season.

LOCAL ALERTS
WEATHER
NEWS
TRAFFIC
Sources include nearest National Weather Service office, National Hurricane Center, and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (@FloridaStorms).
Sources include nearby emergency management agencies, FEMA, and your local NPR affiliate. 
Sources include the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Patrol and other nearby traffic information.

1885 Stadium Road
PO Box 118405
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-5551

A service of WUFT at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications 

Partners of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network include: Florida's Division of Emergency Management, WDNA (Miami), WFIT (Melbourne), WMFE (Orlando), WFSU (Tallahassee), WGCU (Fort Myers), WJCT (Jacksonville), WKGC (Panama City), WLRN (Miami), WMNF (Tampa-Sarasota), WQCS (Fort Pierce), WUFT (Gainesville-Ocala), WUSF (Tampa), WUWF (Pensacola) and Florida Public Media.

Loading...
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram