Parts of Florida are said to be in the path of the storm formerly known as Agatha.
Tropical storm warning for parts of Florida, Cuba, Bahamas
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida: Tropical storm warnings were issued early on Friday for much of the Florida peninsula, Cuba and the Bahamas as a system that battered Mexico moves through the Gulf of Mexico, bringing threats of heavy rain and wind for the weekend.
The National Hurricane Centre in Miami said the storm once known as Agatha in the Pacific Ocean will be known as Alex in the Atlantic Ocean basin.
An advisory posted early Friday noted that data from a hurricane hunter aircraft indicate the system’s maximum sustained winds had increased overnight and it was expected to develop “a well-defined center and become a tropical storm” as it approaches Florida, the hurricane centre said.
A system becomes a tropical storm when winds reach 62 kph.