Tropical Depression 19 forms: how it may impact SWFL

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Tropical Depression 19 (CREDIT: The Weather Authority)

According to the National Hurricane Center, a small area of low pressure over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles north of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, has displayed some thunderstorm activity.

As of the 11 p.m. advisory on Tuesday, the NHC reports that it has a 0% chance of forming into a tropical system.


The system is forecast to produce gale-force winds over portions of the northern Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday and potentially heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast by the latter portion of this week.

The Weather Authority Meteorologist Nikki Sheaks predicts that this disturbance will bring rain showers to Southwest Florida throughout the later parts of the week, starting on Wednesday.

Tropical Depression 19 track (CREDIT: The Weather Authority)

Meanwhile, a low-latitude tropical wave located several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands has now been upgraded to a Tropical Depression. It continues to produce a large area of showers and thunderstorms.

WINK News will update upon further developments in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

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