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Tropical Storms Laura and Marco in the Caribbean

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TAMPA, Fla. – ​We continue to follow tropical storms Laura and Marco, both in the Caribbean. Laura is in the Northeast Caribbean and Marco is in the Northwest Caribbean.


Tropical Storm Laura is producing heavy rain over the Dominican Republic tonight, as it moves rapidly west.

Winds remain at 50 mph and it is moving quickly toward the west-northwest at 16 mph. The latest positioning has the center located about 25 miles southeast of Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic.

Tropical Storm Watches remain in effect for the Florida Keys.

Having formed early Friday morning, Laura is the 12 named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Tropical Storm Laura is expected to produce three to six inches of rain over the Dominican Republic, Haiti and eastern Cuba through Sunday. Amounts of up to eight inches are possible along the eastern portions and the southern slopes of Puerto Rico, as well as over Haiti, the Dominican Republic and eastern areas of Cuba.

FLORIDA IMPACTS

The current track continues to keep it farther to the south and west for much of Florida.

This will limit any direct impacts from this system for our region. However, deep tropical moisture will move in around Laura into Florida and keep our storm chances high Monday with breezy conditions. Drier air looks to wrap in behind these tropical systems as they impact the Gulf Coast this week. The dry air will lower storm chances Tuesday into Wednesday for Central Florida.

The forecast may change over the next several days. Stay tuned to Spectrum News 13 for updates on Tropical Storm Laura, and on the other tropical disturbances in the Atlantic basin, with the Tropical Update at :51 past each hour.

Hurricane season runs through November 30.

SUMMARY OF 11 PM

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LOCATION…18.3N 69.6W

ABOUT 25 MI…40 KM SE OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH…85 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1003 MB…29.62 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra

* The northern coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the border with Haiti

* The southern coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to Punta Palenque

* The northern coast of Haiti from Le Mole St. Nicholas to the border with the Dominican Republic

* The southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands

* Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Guantanamo,

Santiago de Cuba, and Granma

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* The central Bahamas

* Andros Island

* Florida Keys from Ocean Reef to Key West and the Dry Tortugas

* Florida Bay

* Cuban provinces of Ciego De Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara,

Cienfuegos, Matanzas, Mayabeque, La Habana, Artemisa, and Pinar Del Rio

TROPICAL Storm Marco

For Tropical Storm Marco, it is in the NW Caribbean off the Yucatan of Mexico. It has gotten a little better organized and recon has found wind near 65 mph near the center.

As the trough that had been sitting over the Gulf of Mexico lifts out, Marco will sneak in southwest of it and move northward into the Western Gulf.

The ridge of high pressure in the Atlantic and over the Eastern US will eventually push Marco into Texas. There really isn’t too much wind shear but the atmospheric conditions over the Western Gulf will become quite stable, leading to a weakening before landfall midweek in Texas.

Marco will slow down and this will become a big rain maker in Texas but doesn’t appear to compare to Hurricane Harvey or Tropical Storm Allison.

SUMMARY AS OF 10 PM

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LOCATION…22.8N 86.3W

ABOUT 110 MI…175 KM NW OF THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA

ABOUT 470 MI…755 KM SSE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…994 MB…29.36 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…

* Sabine Pass to the Alabama/Florida border

* Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, Lake Borgne, and Mobile Bay

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…

* Intracoastal City Louisiana to the Mississippi/Alabama border

* Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* Province of Pinar del Rio Cuba

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* Mississippi/Alabama border to the Alabama/Florida border


https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/weather/2020/08/20/tropical-depression-13-expected-to-become-a-tropical-storm

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