America Forced To Keep Eye On Potential Tropical Storm Just Days After Hurricane Idalia Rips Florida

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Here we go again, Florida (and America at that).

As we approach the peak of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, another tropical depression or storm is likely to form over the next few days between Africa and the Caribbean Islands, according to The Weather Channel.

Currently, the system is over the far eastern Atlantic, with the disturbance being labeled a tropical wave — also known as an African easterly wave. Moving from east to west off Africa, these systems move into the Atlantic Ocean as seeds for both hurricanes and other tropical storms, The Weather Channel noted.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has slapped the disturbance with the name of Invest 95L, which is the naming convention used by the organization to track potential storms in the Atlantic that have an opportunity to form, per The Weather Channel.

The system will likely transition into a tropical depression or storm during its journey from Africa to the Caribbean, according to the majority of computer forecast models. If a tropical storm does develop, it will be given the name “Lee.”

Here’s what the legendary Jim Cantore had to say about the possible hurricane:

Ultimately, it looks like this system is going to head north before it touches the United States …

… but we also know how unpredictable hurricanes and tropical storms can be.

Living in the South my entire life and being a Floridian for three years now, I’m very well aware of how hurricanes and storms can switch up on you, particularly the former. It’s like Hurricane Ian last year, when it was supposed to slam my region of the Big Bend in Florida, and then turned at the last minute to slam into the Tampa and Fort Myers areas.

Hell, here’s an even better example for you … Hurricane Elena back in 1985 with its wacky path:

Sure, it’s easy to view this thing as a nothing burger right now. All I’m saying is keep an eye on it. Even Jim Cantore said it could be a “big deal if it stays low.”

I know after my experience with Hurricane Idalia, being without power for five days, losing hundreds of dollars of frozen food, worrying about running out of water, having my roof nearly caved in from a giant tree falling on my house, dealing with the Sunshine State’s infamous humidity … oh yeah, you better believe I’m taking any potential hurricane near Florida seriously. Not that I wasn’t already, but you get what I mean. It’s amplified for me now.

Especially when whole places just down the road from me got completely leveled:

Idalia was an eye-opener — a massive one. (RELATED: Before-And-After Photos From Hurricane Idalia Are Mind-Blowing)

Just keep an eye on Invest 95L, America. Especially you, Florida.