It's that time of year...It's still early in the week, we will know more after it passes over the mountains in the Dominican Republic / Puerto Rico. Hopefully that will help break it up, but the warm waters in the Caribbean could just build it back up...
For what its worth, I don't board up unless its a Category 1...a tropical storm is basically like a long afternoon thunderstorm in Florida
From down here in Miami, we saw some people yesterday buying water and stuff, but no one here is taking it too seriously ATM, especially if its tracking even more to mid / northern FL. I honestly think it's going to curve and stay out at sea.
I'm heading up to Orlando next week, so hopefully it makes some people cancel and makes my trip less packed lol
Went to bed last night and it was only supposed to be a tropical storm when it got to Florida...checked the 8 am advisory and now it's supposed to be a Category 2 Hurricane...guess I might have to get the shutters out
The European modal has it moving more towards the middle of Florida. After Irma I’ve learn it’s best to prepare for the worse. Irma was expected to hit Miami and south Florida and instead it hit the keys and the west coast.
Many of the meteorologists are stressing that while we should prepare, we will have a better idea of what's to come tomorrow. The storm's pattern has been very erratic the past 48 hours so the models are having real trouble with the path, which they anticipate should be better "behaved" after it clears Puerto Rico and into open water.