Tropical Depression in Gulf becomes Tropical Storm Olga, will soak Louisiana and Southeast

Reporter: Matt Devitt
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Tropical Storm Olga (WINK News)

The Weather Authority team is tracking an area of low pressure in the Gulf that Friday evening was upgraded from Tropical Depression #17 to Tropical Storm Olga.

Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to investigate the system today.

The system, however, is going to be short-lived. It’ll merge with a cold front and become post-tropical tonight. Southwest Florida will not be impacted. It’ll be soaking the Northern Gulf coast as a rainmaker, especially Louisiana, with 2 – 5″ in spots.

Tropical Storm Olga- Rainfall (WINK News)

The Weather Authority team is also monitoring a non-tropical area of low pressure a few hundred miles southwest of the Azores that has really blown up this morning. Right now, satellite data has indicated this area of disturbed weather is producing tropical-storm-force wind near the center and is being better organized.

A tropical or subtropical cyclone could form later today before moving east-northeast toward the Azores and even Spain later on down the road. The National Hurricane Center gives it a 50% chance of development over the next 2-5 days.

In addition, Tropical Storm Pablo has formed in the Atlantic, which will also not impact SWFL.

Tropical Storm Pablo (WINK News)

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