is in the western Caribbean Sea slowly gaining strength. The storm is now a Cat 2
with winds around 100 mph, and may become a major hurricane
with winds around 115 mph by tomorrow. The patch takes it close to Cancun
around Thursday and then bends it eastward towards Cuba for the weekend
. We’ll see where it goes from there, but if you live in South FL keep an eye on this thing
. Usually this time of year the cold fronts and steering flow is a lot stronger, so the hurricanes get batted around like a ping pong ball and don’t get a chance to gain super strength. This is a little different in the short term, since it’s going over warmer water with light winds. We’ll keep our eyes on it. I’ll tweet about Rina this afternoon too
(only b/c if I tweeted personal stuff, your eyes would glaze over. “Gotta pick up kids at school, later cleaning up after my dog” real compelling, right?).
Stateside I’m watching a cold front slide off the New England
coast taking rain out to sea with it. The wind will pick up behind this thing and gust to around 30 mph for the NE.