Tropical Depression #14 likely to become Hurricane Michael

Tropical Depression #14 likely to become Hurricane Michael

Tropical Depression #14 likely to become Hurricane Michael

A strike along the Gulf Coast could come as early as Tuesday night, but Wednesday is more likely, said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground. With additional strengthening, it is anticipated to become a hurricane before making landfall along the Florida panhandle on Wednesday.

NHC forecasters say that this general motion with some increase in forward speed is expected over the next few days. As it moves into the Gulf, It will likely form into a tropical storm early next week. It has to get through quite a bit of wind shear, before it enters the Gulf of Mexico.

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The complex will spread tropical storm force winds across western Cuba late Sunday into Monday. News 6 meteorologist Samara Cokinos said 30 percent of Central Florida will see rain, with some pockets of heavy rain possible.

As of 7 tonight, the storm was churning just off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula near Cancun, heading north about 6 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The 11PM update from the National Hurricane Center shows little change in the forecast path for Potential Tropical Cyclone 14.

A third area of interest has formed in the eastern Atlantic near the Azores, but this system has a low chance of development.

The National Hurricane Center at 4 p.m. CDT issued its first advisory on the storm, which is getting better organized over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

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