Heavy rain is falling this morning along the I-95 corridor from Miami to West Palm Beach, thanks to an approaching tropical wave. The system is expected to cross the Florida Keys later today, and has been named Tropical Storm Gordon.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a 70 percent chance of Florida receiving between 5 to 9 hurricanes this season. The forecast is predicted with the help of the National Hurricane Center, whose primary hurricane data comes from Florida State University’s Superensemble system.
Just over a year ago, Tallahassee was clearing up the damage after Hurricane Hermine. That was a Category 1 storm, and now local officials are prepping for a massive, Category 5 hurricane bearing down on the state.