5PM Update 8/12:
Fred is still a Tropical Depression.
Tropical Depression #Fred Advisory 13: Fred Continuing West-Northwestward to the North of the North Coast of Cuba. Tropical Storm Watch Issued For the Florida Keys and Portions Of South Florida. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 12, 2021
In addition to Fred, we may have another weather system to keep an eye on for next week…
A small area of low pressure located 1200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is likely to become a tropical depression by the weekend, and is expected to reach the Leeward Islands late Saturday or early Sunday. Please visit https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb for more information. pic.twitter.com/BsxEyhjvNY— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 12, 2021
11a update 8/12:
Tropical Depression Fred Tampa Thursday 11a update shows not much has changed.
Fred is very unorganized with winds only at 35 MPH moving WNW at 14 MPH.
ABC Action News Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips says not to worry. Remember his Rule #7 to not freak out until he does.
The consensus seems to be that the Tampa Bay area will feel some impacts late Saturday through Sunday. Tropical storm watches could be issued for areas in the Keys and South Florida later today.
Here are the 11 AM EDT Thursday, August 12 Key Messages for Tropical Depression #Fred. A tropical storm watch will likely be issued for portions of the Florida Keys and South Florida later this afternoon.https://t.co/rp4u3qEqMm pic.twitter.com/QS0JLgsknJ— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 12, 2021
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