As Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Depression 14 continue their trek and interact with each other, the storm paths are generally trending westward. That’s generally good news for the Attractions Area, but we’re being advised not to let our guard down just yet. From the National Hurricane Center:
THE DETAILS OF THE LONG-RANGE TRACK AND INTENSITY FORECASTS REMAIN MORE UNCERTAIN THAN USUAL SINCE LAURA IS FORECAST TO MOVE NEAR OR OVER PORTIONS OF THE GREATER ANTILLES THROUGH MONDAY. HOWEVER, LAURA COULD BRING STORM SURGE, RAINFALL, AND WIND IMPACTS TO PORTIONS OF CUBA, THE BAHAMAS, AND FLORIDA EARLY NEXT WEEK AND THE NORTHERN U.S. GULF COAST BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. INTERESTS THERE SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF LAURA AND UPDATES TO THE FORECAST OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
At the moment, almost all of Florida, except for portions of the Keys and a tiny portion of the Everglades, is out of the cone. However the storm system is generally large, disorganized and ragged. And that could potentially mean its effects will be a bit more widespread. Couple that with your 2020 bingo term “The Fujiwhara Effect,” and we still have plenty to watch for over the coming days. Keep calm and carry on!