MIAMI, Florida — The National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Florida after Tropical Depression 3 formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday morning.
Tropical Depression 3 Projected Path
As of 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, June 5, 2016, Tropical Depression 3 is located over the Gulf of Mexico about 505 miles southwest of Tampa, Florida and is moving toward the north at 12 mph.
Tropical Depression 3 is forecast to be in the Gulf of Mexico several hundred miles east of Tampa by 8 a.m. EDT Monday morning. T.D. 3 is expected to make landfall near the eastern Florida panhandle by Monday afternoon.
On Monday night, Tropical Depression 3 is forecast to move over North Florida and Georgia before moving into South Carolina by Tuesday morning.
Tropical Depression 3 Strength
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm before approaching the coast of the Florida Big Bend area Monday afternoon.
Tropical Depression 3 Watches and Warnings
Watches or warnings may need to be extended northward along the southeast United States coast later tonight.
TROPICAL STORM WARNING: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Gulf coast of Florida from Indian Pass to Englewood.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 hours.
TROPICAL STORM WATCH: A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the coast of Georgia and northeast Florida from Altamaha Sound, Georgia to the Flagler/Volusia County Line, Florida.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 36 to 48 hours.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the Florida coast within the warning area by Monday afternoon.
RAINFALL: Tropical Depression 3 is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches with isolated maximum totals of 8 inches across the northeastern Yucatan peninsula, western Cuba, and Florida.
STORM SURGE: The combination of the storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters. The water could reach the following heights above ground if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide.
Indian Pass to Tampa Bay: 1 to 3 ft.
Tampa Bay south to Florida Bay: 1 to 2 ft.
The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. For information specific to your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.
TORNADOES: Isolated tornadoes are possible Monday afternoon across portions of Florida and far southern Georgia.
Tropical Depression 3 Spaghetti Models