When I went to bed last night, the "Invest" in the Gulf had a 20% chance of forming. This morning I was awoken by Topical Storm Warnings on my phone. This appears to be a "Low-End" Tropical Storm that will dump another 2 inches or so where we live and up to 4 inches south of Tampa Bay.
Some power outages including 1200 customers near (not so) Sun City.
There are some gusts and tornado watches/warnings for the Sarasota/Bradenton area to our south. Wind is strong on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge between St. Petersburg and that area over the mouth of Tampa Bay and traffic is stopped due to the gusts:
From the radar, it appears that south central Florida will get the brunt of this rain event.
Monday, July 17, 2017
That said, we are heading towards the peak of the season in August & September and will stay tuned!
Here's the path storms that form where Don has have taken in the past....
at 7:13 PM