This morning, we reported that 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. Now, those odds are increasing as the storm moves closer to the United States.
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. Now, as of 2 p.m. on September 7, the trough has a 30% chance of becoming the next tropical depression by Thursday, and a 40% chance of doing so by Sunday.
If a tropical storm does develop, it will take on the name Mindy and will be the 13th storm of the season.
According to Orlando Sentinel, “the system is expected to be met with resistance from ‘unfavorable’ upper-level winds keeping the system from developing properly”.
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 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.
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.