Published: Fri, October 06, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Tropical Depression Sixteen Becomes the Gulf Coast's Latest Tropical Threat

Tropical Depression Sixteen Becomes the Gulf Coast's Latest Tropical Threat

Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane Center, noted that the storm's forecast is a "low-confidence prediction".

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the storm was labeled a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour with higher gusts.

- The FOX 5 Storm Team is tracking Tropical Depression SIXTEEN which is spinning in the western Caribbean Sea and is expected to move north into the Gulf of Mexico, strengthening along the way. Both places had tropical; storm warnings in effect.

It is expected to bring torrential rains to portions of Central America as it nears the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday and moves across Nicaragua and eastern Honduras late Thursday.

"If the National Hurricane Center track and intensity hold true, tropical storm conditions could approach SE LA by Sunday morning", he tweeted.

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Tropical Storm Nate is expected to impact Florida this weekend with rain and wind even though the eye is not now forecast to make landfall in the state.

A tropical depression is categorized as a storm with winds of less than 39 mph, while a tropical storm has winds between 39 mph and 73 mph. Before then, it will likely brush over the coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, the storm was moving northwest into the Gulf of Mexico.

The Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes are scheduled to play Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium in a game that was rescheduled by the ACC from September 16 due to Hurricane Irma. "This timeframe will allow us to know more direct path this storm will take". The storm is expected to be a hurricane when it nears land Sunday morning.

System is expected to quickly strengthen into a tropical storm.

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