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4WARN: Tropical Update

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Published: Aug. 20, 2020 at 12:22 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -We now have two tropical depressions in Caribbean waters that will both be approaching the Gulf of Mexico within the next few days.

Tropical depression 14
Tropical depression 14(NHC)

The first one we notice is tropical depression 14. It will likely become a tropical storm within the next 24 hours and is projected to reach the Yucatan peninsula by the weekend, bringing extensive rainfall. Once the storm is past that region it will enter the Gulf of Mexico, where a supply of warm water will exist. By Monday, the storm will be just to the south of gulf coastlines. As of now, the pathway is projected to be near Texas and Louisiana coastlines. However, the storm will likely expand and still send some lines of rain and thunderstorms into the southern parts of Alabama. We continue to monitor this very closely.

Tropical depression 13
Tropical depression 13(NHC)

Tropical depression 13 is entering the Caribbean as well. It will also become a tropical storm within the next 24-48 hours. Moving quickly at the WNW at 21 mph, it is expected to reach the Caribbean islands by Saturday morning. Once it makes its way further northwest it will graze southern and western Florida coastlines. The possibility of this system becoming a hurricane by next week is very likely, as conditions for further tropical development are plentiful in the gulf right now. As this storm approaches Florida, the will remain a chance that the system goes further inland for the southeast. We will continue to keep track of this set up frequently.

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