At 10:00 pm, the center of Tropical Depression Three was located near latitude 26.1 North, longitude 79.3 West, or approximately 65 miles southeast of Key West, Florida. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 10 MPH. A turn toward the north-northwest is expected overnight followed by a turn toward the north and north-northeast on Tuesday and Tuesday night. On the forecast track, the center of the depression should remain just offshore of the east coast of Florida over the next day or so.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 30 MPH with higher gusts. No significant increase in strength is anticipated, and the depression is forecast to dissipate by Wednesday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1013 MB (29.92 inches).
Tropical Depression Three will make no impact on Central Alabama’s weather throughout its lifespan. A cold front is beginning to work through the northwestern parts of the state and should be around the I-59 corridor by daybreak. We’ll have some rain and thunderstorms to put up with, especially along and south of the front on Tuesday, but the wait will be worth it as highs will be in the lower to mid-80s with dewpoints down in the upper 50s to the mid-60s. A refreshing break from the heat and storms during the middle of summer… I’ll take it any day.