For persons with interests in South Florida:
Special Weather Statement
Tropical Depression # 16 formed out of a surface low pressure area just south of Cuba and merged with the far eastern component remnants of Tropical Storm Matthew. We have been watching this development for over a week and this Depression will most likely become Tropical Storm Nicole within 18 to 36 hours. There are some concerns regarding this system. While the computer modeling is not showing this as a strong wind or hurricane event at this time, it is showing significant flooding rainfall potential for south and east central Florida starting this evening, Tuesday, September 28. The potential for urban flooding west of a line from Key Largo, Florida to Miami, Florida, to West Palm Beach, Florida, is likely. Because of the rapid development of this system and the close proximity to south Florida already, we are recommending that residents of south Florida listen closely to your local media and emergency government broadcasts. This storm also has the potential to merge with the off-shore moisture and thunderstorm activity from a stationary front positioned over most of Florida, however, upper level conditions may prevent this. A dip in the Jet Stream will funnel the system toward the north-northeast off the northeastern Florida coast by Thursday and this storm will affect coastal Georgia and the Carolinas with some heavy rainfall in places and the potential for some coastal flooding and rip currents Thursday into Friday. The storm will then travel up the east coast of the US as a low pressure area by the weekend and bring with it rains and thunderstorms.
For up to the minute official advisories and information, please visit the NHC website in Miami
“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”