The National Hurricane Center placed Broward and most of Florida under a Tropical Storm Warning early Friday morning.
Here’s the latest public advisory from the National Hurricane Center:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Florida Keys including the Dry Tortugas * Florida Bay * West coast of Florida south of the Middle of Longboat Key to Card Sound Bridge * East coast of Florida south of the Volusia/Brevard County Line to Card Sound Bridge * Lake Okeechobee * Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio, Artemisa, La Habana, and Mayabeque * Northwestern Bahamas A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * Cuban provinces of Matanzas and the Isle of Youth A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible somewhere within the watch area within 48 hours. Interests elsewhere in the Florida Peninsula should monitor the progress of this system.
Here’s the discussion issued with the 5am advisory:
Based on the latest forecast and its inherent uncertainties,
additional Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for the east
coast of Florida, western Cuba, and the northwestern Bahamas.
The main impact from this system continues to be widespread heavy
rain that is expected to spread over portions of western Cuba, the
southern Florida Peninsula, the Florida Keys, and the northwestern
Bahamas during the next couple of days.
1. Heavy rain associated with the system is expected across western
Cuba, where life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides are
2. Heavy rain will affect portions of Central Florida, South
Florida, and the Florida Keys today and continue through Saturday.
Considerable flash and urban flooding is possible across South
Florida and in the Keys. Flash and urban flooding is also possible
across the northwestern Bahamas.
3. Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area in
western Cuba today and tonight, in Florida tonight and on Saturday,
and in the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday. Tropical storm
conditions are also possible in the watch area in western Cuba
today and tonight.