Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Bill now a hurricane, Ana and Claudette weaken

It's official. We've got our first hurricane of the season.

Its name is Bill.

With winds now around 90 mph, Bill was upgraded Monday from tropical storm status by the National Hurricane Center. It's now in the central Atlantic Ocean, headed toward the northwest and expected to strengthen (live tracking below). Bill could become a major hurricane by Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Claudette made landfall this morning near Fort Walton Beach, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez. The storm had winds of up to 40 mph and weakened over land. Claudette was downgraded to a tropical depression and the National Hurricane Center is no longer issuing advisories.

And as for Ana, "it doesn't look very impressive right now," Marquez said.

The storm is a tropical depression in the Caribbean with winds at about 35 mph.

In the Tampa Bay area today there's a 30 percent chance of scattered storms, Marquez said. We'll likely have more sunshine with highs in the 90s.

Follow This Just In on Twitter. =

Tracking Bill

View full screen | Powered by hurricane-tracking software from Stormpulse.com

Tracking Ana

View full screen | Powered by hurricane-tracking software from Stormpulse.com

Tracking Claudette

View full screen | Powered by hurricane-tracking software from Stormpulse.com

Bill now a hurricane, Ana and Claudette weaken 08/17/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 7:26am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Deandre Gilmore gets 20 years in death of toddler

    Criminal

    TAMPA — Deandre Gilmore was sentenced to 20 years in state prison Monday in the death of his ex-girlfriend's 19-month-old daughter.

    Deandre Gilmore is led from a courtroom in handcuffs prior to a lunch break Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in a Tampa courtroom. Gilmore was sentenced to 20 years in state prison in the death of his ex-girlfriend's 19-month-old daughter while he was giving her a bath.
  2. David Letterman's friends — and shrink — make his Twain ceremony as funny as his late-night legacy

    The Feed

    For years, David Letterman, consumed by insecurities and the relentless pace of a nightly television program, would respond to the loud cheers of his audience with a strained smile and a half-scolding, half-embarrassed wave to "cut that out."

    David Letterman is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C. [Owen Sweeney | Invision | AP]
  3. Target says customers want it to pause the Christmas creep

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Target says customers want it to pause the "Christmas creep." It says it wants to be more in tune with customers' mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions this year while better recognizing Thanksgiving.

     Target says customers want it to pause the "Christmas creep." It says it wants to be more in tune with customers' mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions this year while better recognizing Thanksgiving. This is Target's new store in Manhattan's Herald Square that opened last week. 
[Kavita Kumar/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS]
  4. Foo Fighters coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa

    Blogs

    It's times like these we learn to love Mondays again.

    Foo Fighters
  5. Lightning needs to hold onto Sergachev

    Blogs

    Here’s hoping the Lightning holds onto Mikhail Sergachev.

    Mikhail Sergachev has scored his first three NHL goals in his last two NHL games.