Potential Tropical Cyclone 13 forms, expected to strengthen

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30% TO 40% MIDWEEK. THE TOPICS ARE PRETTY QUIET. WE ARE NOT CONCERNED ABOUT TROPICAL DEPRESSION 12. 13 LIKELY WILL IMPACT COLUMBIA AND VENEZUELA IN SOUTH AMERICA. IT IS A DISORGANIZED SYSTEM MOVING TO THE WEST AT 70 MILES AN HOUR. IT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER THE NORTHERN PENINSULA OF COLOMBIA AND VENEZUELA TOMORROW AFTERNOON . IT WILL LIKELY MAKE LANDFALL IN THE EASTERN HALF OF NICARAGUA AS A CATEGORY 1 HURRICANE. HERE, ALL IS QUIET. FABULOUS FALL WEATHER THROUGH THE WEEKEND. NEXT WEEKEND, — NEXT WEEK, MOISTURE INCREASES

Potential Tropical Cyclone 13 forms, expected to strengthen

Potential Tropical Cyclone 13 formed Thursday morning in the South Caribbean Sea.The system was located about 50 miles south-southeast of Curacao and had winds of 35 mph. The storm was moving west at 17 mph.”The system is expected to become a tropical depression or tropical storm by tonight. The system is then expected to become a hurricane by Saturday night as it approaches the coast of Nicaragua,” the National Hurricane Center said. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…* San Andres, Providencia, and Santa Catalina Islands ColombiaA Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…* Coast of Colombia from Riohacha eastward to the Colombia/Venezuela borderA hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 hours.Additionally, Tropical Depression 12 was about 800 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde islands Thursday. The storm had winds of 30 mph and was moving west-northwest at 15 mph.”Slow weakening is forecast, and the depression is expected to become a remnant low or dissipate within the next day,” the National Hurricane Center said.Neither of these systems is expected to impact Florida. KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUEDStay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.Prepare to bring inside any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.Prepare to cover all windows of your home. If shutters have not been installed, use precut plywood.Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first-aid supplies, drinking water, and medications.The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends you have these items ready before the storm strikes.Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per dayCanned food and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for the cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first-aid kitTwo weeks’ worth of prescription medicationsBaby/children’s needs, such as formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery-operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.Complete preparation activities.If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over. Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows.HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANEA smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool for guiding you through a storm’s approach, arrival and aftermath.Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go into notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll to the right along the bottom and click on “settings.” On the settings menu, click on “severe weather alerts.” From the menu, select from most severe, moderate-severe, or all alerts.PET AND ANIMAL SAFETYYour pet should be a part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death.Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets.Ask friends, relatives and others outside of the affected area whether they could shelter your animal.

Potential Tropical Cyclone 13 formed Thursday morning in the South Caribbean Sea.

The system was located about 50 miles south-southeast of Curacao and had winds of 35 mph. The storm was moving west at 17 mph.

“The system is expected to become a tropical depression or tropical storm by tonight. The system is then expected to become a hurricane by Saturday night as it approaches the coast of Nicaragua,” the National Hurricane Center said.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…

* San Andres, Providencia, and Santa Catalina Islands Colombia

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* Coast of Colombia from Riohacha eastward to the Colombia/Venezuela border

A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 hours.

Additionally, Tropical Depression 12 was about 800 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde islands Thursday. The storm had winds of 30 mph and was moving west-northwest at 15 mph.

“Slow weakening is forecast, and the depression is expected to become a remnant low or dissipate within the next day,” the National Hurricane Center said.

Neither of these systems is expected to impact Florida.

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM, or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Prepare to bring inside any lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants, and anything else that can be picked up by the wind.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all windows of your home. If shutters have not been installed, use precut plywood.
  • Check batteries and stock up on canned food, first-aid supplies, drinking water, and medications.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends you have these items ready before the storm strikes.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Canned food and soup, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for the cans without the easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first-aid kit
  • Two weeks’ worth of prescription medications
  • Baby/children’s needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery-operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities.
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen during a hurricane and after it passes over. Remain indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or bathroom without windows.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend in a hurricane — with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool for guiding you through a storm’s approach, arrival and aftermath.

Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | Android

Enable emergency alerts — if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go into notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll to the right along the bottom and click on “settings.” On the settings menu, click on “severe weather alerts.” From the menu, select from most severe, moderate-severe, or all alerts.

PET AND ANIMAL SAFETY

Your pet should be a part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, could result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside of your immediate area to see if they take pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside of the affected area whether they could shelter your animal.



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