A disturbance entering the Gulf of Mexico has been given a 70 percent chance of formation in the next seven days. [ NOAA ]
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Tropical disturbance or storm likely to form in gulf ahead of Labor Day

A disturbance entering the Gulf of Mexico is likely to develop into a tropical depression or storm in the next week, according to the National Hurricane Center. 

The broad area of low pressure is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms as it moves north through environmental conditions that appear to be conducive to development, forecasters said Friday morning. 

The system poses no threat to Florida over the next three to five days, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

It is too soon to tell if there will be any impacts to the Forgotten Coast, though several forecast models indicate this is possible towards the middle of next week.

At this time, officials recommend that Florida residents and residents in other areas around the Gulf of Mexico remain prepared but not panicked and continue to monitor weather forecasts.

The National Hurricane Center is currently projecting that the storm has a 70 percent chance of cyclone formation over the next week.

For instructions on how to remain hurricane prepared, visit https://www.stateofflorida.com/articles/hurricane-preparedness-guide/#:~:text=Make%20sure%20all%20trees%20and,secure%20and%20brace%20internal%20doors.

We are continuing to monitor forecasts and will update this report as more information becomes available.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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