Possible Tropical Storm Could Hit Florida This Week

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Left Image Credit: Disney / Right Image Credit: The National Hurricane Center

If you are traveling to Florida this week or early next week, be sure to keep an eye out as another tropical storm may be headed to Florida.

The National Hurricane Center is currently watching out for a system forecast to pass over Florida this week, which could become the next tropical storm of the season.


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Credit: The National Hurricane Center

As of 8 a.m. on September 7, the National Hurricane Center said the trough has a 10% chance of becoming the next tropical depression by Thursday, and a 30% chance by Sunday. If a tropical storm does develop, it will take on the name Mindy and will be the 13th storm of the season.

Florida recently dealt with Tropical Storm Fred and Hurricane Elsa earlier this season.

When speaking to the possible Tropical Storm Mindy, according to Orlando Sentinel, Andrew Latto, an NHC hurricane specialist, said “Some tropical or subtropical development will be possible after it emerges off the southeastern United States coast late this week”.

Inside the Magic will continue to follow the storm’s path and keep you updated as we get information. Again, if you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World or any other Orlando theme park in the near future, make sure to keep an eye on the latest models as we approach the weekend and plan accordingly.

We do want to note that both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando are highly equipped to deal with tropical storms and hurricanes, and Guests will be safe staying on an on-property Resort if Tropical Storm Mindy does form and hit the area.

Related: More Hurricanes Predicted to Hit Disney World and Universal This Year

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Are you traveling to Florida this week? Do you have plans to visit Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando? Let us know in the comments below.

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