MIAMI, Fla. (WMBB) – The National Hurricane Center is now issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Three located in the western Bahamas.
The system is located roughly 120 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, with sustained winds of 30 mph, and currently moving to the northwest at 13 mph. The minimum central pressure is 1013 millibars.
The disturbance will continue to move northwest toward the Florida peninsula until Tuesday afternoon when a weak summer “cold” front will push through the panhandle and steer the tropical depression back to the east-northeast.
The latest weather model updates show that little development will continue, however this system is not anticipated to strengthen into a Tropical Storm and will remain unnamed.
Here in the panhandle, we will not likely see any impacts from this disturbance other than a few storms that hold together long enough to make it to the area.
The 13 First Alert Storm Team will continue to monitor this disturbance, and others during the 2019 Hurricane Season, and updates will be posted here and on our social media accounts.
At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Three was located near latitude 25.6 North, longitude 78.6 West. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h). A turn toward the north-northwest is expected overnight followed by a turn toward the north and north-northeast on Tuesday and Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of the depression should remain just offshore of the east coast of Florida over the next day or so.
Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. No significant increase in strength is anticipated, and the depression is forecast to dissipate by Wednesday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1013 mb (29.92 inches).National Hurricane Center Public Advisory #1, Tropical Depression Three