(WVUE) - Tropical Depression 9 is hardly moving in the southern Gulf of Mexico this morning. The system is expected to turn northeast and impact the west coast of Florida tomorrow.
As of 7 a.m., pressure has dropped and indicates this system could become a tropical storm later today. Hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings are in effect for areas along the western coast of Florida.
We will continue to monitor closely until it makes the northeast turn, but all indications still point to that being the case.
Locally, we will see dry air on the back side of the storm. That means little if any rain for the rest of the week with really hot afternoon temperatures.
A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect through 7 PM Thursday, but we expect northerly winds will lead to minimal impacts from any tides higher than normal.