The tropical cyclone is projected to travel toward the Gulf Coast.

By Jess McHugh
October 04, 2017
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A tropical depression could soon turn into a storm or a hurricane whose path would likely include the Gulf Coast, Accuweather reported.

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The projected path would put it passing through the Caribbean Sea, across the Yucatan, and toward the Gulf Coast. With the storm forming in warm waters near land, anyone affected by it would likely have little time to prepare for it, according to the same report. Current modeling has the storm making landfall over the weekend.

Given its vertical wind shear and heat content, the tropical depression is likely to turn into the 14th-named storm, Nate, The Washington Post reported.

In all likelihood, this storm will impact areas not severely impacted by Harvey or Irma. The extent of the damage will depend, of course, on the precise path and whether the storm intensifies beyond a category 1 storm," AccuWeather founder, president, and chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers said. "The most likely place for it to hit is the Florida Panhandle."

Modeling from the National Hurricane Center would put the storm near the Florida panhandle at 8 a.m. Sunday before moving on to South Carolina by 8 a.m. Monday.