It’s been forecasted all this week that much of Florida will be experiencing a lot of rain and some winds. This is because of a tropical system that has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. As of this morning, the National Weather Service has upgraded the system to Tropical Storm Emily.
During the next few days, I urge you to closely monitor weather reports, allow extra commute time, and plan alternative methods of getting around if transit service becomes severely delayed/detoured or cancelled. If possible, please also consider cancelling non-essential trips.
Tropical Storm Emily is expected to make landfall later this afternoon around southern Hillsborough County or northern Manatee County. As always though, tropical storm force winds and torrential rain extend well outward from the center of the storm. Tornado activity is also possible.