Disturbance in the Gulf May Develop into a Tropical Storm (UPDATE: Debby Heads Northeast)

By Stephanie, June 22, 2012, News

UPDATE 2- June 24 5:15 PM

Looks like tropical storm Debby has taken a north/northeast turn and will mainly affect Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. The main threat from this storm so far has been tornadoes and rain hitting the Florida coastline. We’ll keep you updated if anything else changes.


UPDATE 1 – June 23 6:30 PM

The disturbance in the Gulf has now been upgraded to Tropical Storm Debby. Experts are predicting that it may hit the Texas coastline by the end of week:

In about another 12 hours or so, we should have a better idea of the projected path for Tropical Storm Debby. We’ll keep you updated as soon as the information comes in.

An area of low pressure in the Southern Gulf of Mexico has a chance of developing into a tropical storm over the weekend. This system, named 96L (Debby if it becomes a tropical storm) by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), is already bringing occasional heavy thunderstorms in Cuba and Southern Florida. The NHC is predicting a 70% chance that this system will become a tropical storm.

Early prediction maps are showing a mostly eastward trend for this system, and estimates that Florida and Southern Georgia may be affected.

In the event that this system becomes a tropical storm, we’ll keep you updated. In the meantime you can check out our Hurricane Prep Center where we include hurricane information and tips on preparing for a hurricane. You can find multiple tips with our Hurricane Preparedness Guide eBook or you can download our Hurricane Tracker map for more information about the 2012 hurricane season.

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A Texas transplant from Tennesee, Stephanie moved to Houston shortly after graduating from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Currently she's trying not to melt in the Texas heat and is blogging on the side.


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