Fay Could Become Formidable
Storm may strike Florida Monday night and Tuesday
Remember way back to Tuesday morning when I mentioned the possibility of tropical disturbance developing and affecting Florida or the Southeast next week? Well, said disturbance became Tropical Storm Fay yesterday evening near the Dominican Republic. It currently has maximum of winds of 45 mph and is positioned just south of the east coast of Cuba.
Keep reading for more details on Fay. See our full forecast for local weather.
Fay is currently over very warm water and rapid intensification is possible. On the other hand, the storm's interaction with land as it passes over or adjacent to Cuba could temper any possible strengthening. The National Hurricane Center predicts the storm will reach hurricane intensity before striking Florida but emphasizes intensity forecasts are very uncertain.
Forecast models mainly take the storm up the west coast of Florida between Monday night and Wednesday. However, there is large uncertainty in this track because the hurricane hunter aircraft have had difficulty finding the storm's center of circulation.
Whether the remnants of Fay make into the D.C. area is an open question. It will be generally headed in our direction late next week. However, an area of high pressure parked to our north may keep it south of our region. We'll keep you posted.
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