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The tropical depression in Mexico shifted course and targeted Caribbean Sea

Article first published: Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, 5 a.m. ET

On Sunday at 5 am, the National Hurricane Center issued an advisory stating that the tropical depression left Mexico and headed to the Caribbean Sea

The tropical depression is 30 miles south-southeast of Cozumel Mexico, with maximum sustained wind of 35 mph. It’s moving 5 mph to the south. The tropical depression is forecast to change into a hurricane.

YESTERDAY (Saturday):

Yesterday (Saturday) at 5 pm, the National Hurricane Center published the first advisory for a tropical depression. The tropical depression was set to encounter Mexico's coastline from the Caribbean Sea

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

- Yucatan Peninsula from Tulum to Rio Lagartos, including Cozumel

- Pinar del Rio Cuba

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:

- Isle of Youth Cuba

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Interests in Florida should monitor the progress of this system.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND:

RAINFALL: Tropical Depression Ten is expected to produce the following rainfall amounts: Portions of the eastern Yucatan: 2 to 4 inches, with isolated higher totals of 6 inches. Western Cuba: 3 to 6 inches, with isolated higher totals of 10 inches. Portions of the west coast of Florida, the Florida Panhandle, and southern Georgia: From Tuesday into Wednesday, 3 to 6 inches, with isolated higher totals of 10 inches.

Heavy rainfall is also likely to spread into portions of the Carolinas by Wednesday into Thursday. This rainfall may lead to flash and urban flooding, and landslides across western Cuba. Scattered flash and urban flooding can also be expected across portions of the west coast of Florida, the Florida Panhandle and portions of the Southeast U.S. by Tuesday into Thursday.

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin over portions of the warning area over the Yucatan Peninsula today and western Cuba tonight or Monday. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area on the Isle of Youth tonight or Monday.

STORM SURGE: Minor coastal flooding is expected within the Tropical Storm Warning area over the Yucatan Peninsula in areas of onshore winds.

Source: National Hurricane Center

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