FMIT Alert Level 1:
Tropical Disturbance 99L Weakens Slightly as it Moves Northwest Through The Caribbean.
Potential Still Exists For Interaction With Florida Later This Weekend.
9:00 am EST, Friday, August 26, 2016
Latest from the National Hurricane Center:
“A weak area of low pressure extending from eastern Cuba northward to the central Bahamas is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Upper-level winds are expected to remain unfavorable for significant development during the next couple of days while the system moves west-northwestward at about 10 mph.”
FMIT Ride-Out teams will remain on standby through the end of the week into the weekend as the path and strength of the disturbance become more clear. Future alerts will be sent daily unless the storm strengthens as it approaches Florida. Should the storm develop significantly, we will arrange pre-event webinars and calls to educate Members on FMIT’s mitigation and response procedures.