The disturbance known as Tropical Depression 9 is getting better organized in the Gulf of Mexico, likely becoming a tropical storm later today. Western Cuba has been getting slammed with very heavy rain today, with the center of the storm about 300 miles west of Havana.
As of 11 am, the storm was moving west-northwest at 7 mph, but will turn toward the northeast Wednesday. Late Thursday into early Friday, it is looking more likely that a tropical storm will track close enough to Savannah to bring local impacts. These include heavy rain, gusty thunderstorms, dangerous surf with life-threatening rip currents, and beach erosion.
A track closer to the Georgia Coast would mean greater impacts, and a track farther southeast would mean fewer impacts. Even small shifts in this track could greatly affect the severity of impacts we will see locally. Stay with Storm Team 3 for the latest!