Tropical Storm Gamma forms in Caribbean, heavy rain coming to Central Florida

Tropical moisture pulled into Florida as storm moves toward Mexico

Tropical Storm Gamma

***11:24 10/2/20 UPDATE***

Tropical Storm Gamma has formed over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

The tropical storm is 75 miles south of Cozumel Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph moving northwest at 9 mph.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Cabo Catoche Mexico and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for South of Punta Herrero to Puerto Costa Maya Mexico and west of Cabo Catoche to Dzilam Mexico.

Central Florida won’t see direct impacts over the weekend from Tropical Storm Gamma, but the moisture associated with the storm will impact the Sunshine State.

Tropical moisture surges in

Tropical moisture from Tropical Storm Gamma will be pulled into Central Florida along a stalled cold front, the same front that delivered the fall feel to Florida earlier in the week.

Localized flooding will be possible with waves of heavy rain starting Saturday afternoon. The heaviest rain looks to fall along and east of the I-4 corridor toward the coast.

Expected rain through Sunday night

A widespread 1-3″ of rain will possible with isolated higher amounts.

Gamma will move toward the Yucatan Peninsula and curve into the Southern Gulf of Mexico.

A secondary system near the Lesser Antilles also has the chance for development over the next five days. The next name would be Delta.

About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.