National Hurricane Center tracking 4 systems in the tropics: Will they impact Florida?

The National Hurricane Center is tracking multiple tropical systems but only one has the potential to develop into a hurricane. 

Tropical Storm Harold now a depression after Texas landfall

Tropical Storm Harold made landfall along the south Texas coast on Tuesday morning and was downgraded to a tropical depression by the afternoon. It is expected to bring the area heavy rainfall through early Wednesday and could produce areas of flash and urban flooding.

Tropical Storm Franklin approaches landfall in Hispaniola

Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to bring significant and potentially life-threatening flash flooding to Hispaniola through Wednesday. The rainfall could produce areas of flash and urban flooding as well as river rises and mudslides, according to the NHC. Early Tuesday evening, the center of Franklin was located about 200 miles south-southwest of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

"On the forecast track, the center of Franklin is expected to approach the southern coast of Hispaniola today, cross the island on Wednesday, and then emerge over the southwestern Atlantic waters late Wednesday.," the NHC said. 

Tropical Storm Warning

  • Dominican Republic's entire south coast from Haiti border eastward to Cabo Engano
  • Dominican Republic's entire north coast from Haiti border eastward to Cabo Engano
  • Haiti's entire south coast from Anse d'Hainault eastward to the Dominican Republic border

Tropical Storm Watch

  • Turks and Caicos Islands

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.

Two tropical disturbances

There are two disturbances in the Atlantic being monitored. In the eastern tropical Atlantic, a system is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms a few hundred miles west of the Cape Verde Islands.

"Environmental conditions appear generally conducive for the gradual development of this system, and a tropical depression could form later this week or over the weekend while it moves west-northwestward to northwestward across the eastern and central Atlantic," the NHC said. 

It has a 40% chance of forming over the next seven days.

The remnants of former Tropical Storm Emily located over the central tropical Atlantic could redevelop late this week or this weekend when the system moves northward over the subtropical central Atlantic.

Formation chances are now moderate – 50% – over the next seven days. 

Will the tropical systems impact Florida?

Despite the abundance of tropical activity, the FOX 35 Storm Team said no system is expected to threaten Central Florida.