The National Weather Service Wednesday morning raised the odds that South Florida will experience hurricane-force winds.
The possibility that South Florida could be struck by a storm of at least Category 3 strength represents the greatest hurricane threat to the region in many years.
I cannot emphasize it enough that everyone in our state must prepare now for a direct hit.” No one knows for sure that the hurricane will strike South Florida, and the cone of possible tracks for the storm show it could pass offshore.
But at a minimum, the storm is expected to bring tropical storm-force winds to the region.
Because the storm’s projected path runs roughly parallel to the coast, the hurricane center said it is very difficult to predict if and when hurricane-force winds could strike an area, since a small shift east or west could make a big difference.