TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Potential Tropical Cyclone One brought heavy rains to much of South Florida Saturday morning as it moved across the state.
The National Hurricane Center said that at 2 p.m., the system Potential Tropical Cyclone One had max sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and was moving northeast at 18 mph.
By 5 p.m. the system moved towards the northeast at 18 mph. The general motion is expected
to continue through Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service National Hurricane Center Miami Florida.
The system was expected to become a tropical storm off Florida’s east coast by Saturday night.
Tropical storm warnings were declared for Manatee, Polk, Sarasota, Hardee, Desoto, and Highlands counties, but they were dropped Saturday morning.
A tropical storm warning was dropped for much of South Florida and parts of the Caribbean, including:
- East coast of Florida south of the Volusia/Brevard County Line to Jupiter Inlet
A tropical storm watch is also in effect for Bermuda.
PTC One was expected to move north of the Bahamas Saturday night, according to the NHC.
PTC One brought heavy rain through parts of South Florida, the Florida Keys, and the northwest Bahamas as it moved through the area.
The NHC said South Florida could see six to 10 inches of rain while the Keys may see four to eight inches of rain, which could cause flash and urban flooding.