MIAMI, Fla.–You’ve got no worries in Mississippi from Tropical Depression Number One. While it is expected to get stronger, it’s projected path takes it right up the Florida coast on the eastern side, completely away from the Gulf of Mexico.
“It could be a strong tropical storm or approach hurricane intensity as it passes near the Mid-Atlantic States,” said Richard Pasch, with the National Hurricane Center. “There’s some uncertainty in the exact track, so we’ll have to wait and see whether or not we need any additional warnings. Right now we have a tropical storm watch for the east coast of Florida.”
In any case, the storm was not expected to head west, across Florida, which it would have to do to reach the Gulf at this point.