Potential Tropical Cyclone 14 forms

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The area of disturbed weather in the Western Caribbean we have been watching is trying to close off into a low this afternoon. It is now considered Potential Tropical Cyclone 14.  

A Potential Tropical Cyclone is an area of low pressure likely to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm soon. It is issued when a system is developing near land and preparations will be needed quickly.

The wind shear in this area had been very strong over the last few days but conditions are expected to become gradually more conducive for further development, and a tropical depression or tropical storm is expected to form over the northwestern Caribbean Sea Sunday then move into the southern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday night or Monday.

Regardless of how much development, we can…

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