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Update: Florida in forecast path of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine; tropical storm warnings issued in Caribbean

Cheryl McCloud
Treasure Coast Newspapers
体育投注betmeteorologists said Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine could remain a viable threat for the next five to 10 days.

Unlike Gonzalo, which was a very compact storm that developed in a similar area, the thunderstorms associated with this system  extends along a swath of ocean approximately 700 miles long,, AccuWeather said.

"At this juncture, the realm of possibilities of potential tracks for this system range from the Gulf of Mexico to waters east of the United States and Canada and includes all areas in between," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller.

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If the system approaching the Caribbean becomes a named storm this week — Isaias — it'll set another record. The earliest I-storm on record is Irene, which became a tropical storm on Aug. 7, 2005. 

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体育投注betThere have been a total of 40 I-named storms since naming began, and they are notorious for being retired, according to AccuWeather. Eleven I-names from the Atlantic storm lists have been retired, the most out of any other letter in the alphabet.

“When things are cooking in July, it’s a harbinger of an active hurricane season, and when we get into August and September, things could go bonkers,” Masters said. “It shows the large scale conditions are conducive for hurricane development.”

Palm Beach Post reporter Kimberly Miller contributed to this report.

Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine 5 p.m. July 28, 2020

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