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Tropical Depression 25 strengthens to Tropical Storm Gamma

NHC: System not expected to directly impact Florida
Posted at 10:21 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 15:34:20-04

MIAMI — Tropical Depression 25 formed Friday morning in the northwestern Caribbean Sea and strengthened into Tropical Storm Gamma on Friday night.

According to the 2 p.m. Saturday advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the depression has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph and is moving northwest at 9 mph.

Gamma is expected to make a gradual turn toward the north-northwest with a decrease in forward speed over the next couple of days.

On the forecast track, the center of the tropical cyclone should be near the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday.

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According to WPTV First Alert Meteorologist Kahtia Hall, computer models keep this system away from Florida. However, moisture from the depression will bring us higher rain chances over the weekend.

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HURRICANE WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.