Tracking Tropical Depression 18


StormTrack 12 Weather Center - The National Hurricane Center has now issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Upper Florida Keys and Southeast Florida. A reconnaissance plane identified Tropical Depression 18 over the Northwestern Caribbean Sea. Parts of Cuba and the Bahamas are included in the Tropical Storm Watch.

The storm is moving north-northeast and it's expected to take a more northeast course as it speeds up Saturday evening into Sunday morning. South Florida could see 2 to 4 inches of rain with as much as 6 inches in isolated areas. Tornadoes are also possible.

The combination of the tropical depression and a cold front will bring rain to Eastern North Carolina overnight Saturday into Sunday. We have the potential to see severe weather from these two systems. We could see isolated severe storms with isolated damaging winds being the main threat. We cannot rule out an isolated tornado. The threat runs Saturday night into early Sunday morning.