10/04 – Brantly’s Sunday Night Forecast and Tropical Update

Mostly clear skies will continue overnight with lots of sunshine again on Monday. Expect just a few clouds to pass through. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

Tuesday, an isolated shower will be possible, but otherwise mostly sunny skies. Highs will be around 80 degrees.

TROPICS:

As of 10 p.m. Sunday, Tropical Depression Twenty-Six was moving toward the west-northwest at about 9 mph, and this general motion should continue for the next day or so.

A faster northwestward motion is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of the depression is expected to pass just south of Jamaica through early Monday, move near or over the Cayman Islands Monday night, and approach the Isle of Youth and western Cuba Tuesday afternoon or evening.  The system is forecast to move into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night or early Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is expected during the next few days and the system is forecast to be a tropical storm when it nears the Cayman Islands on Monday, and a hurricane when it moves near or over western Cuba on Tuesday.

The current forecast brings this system up to a Category 2 hurricane by Wednesday.

This forecast will change over the next few days. Be sure to check back for updates.

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