The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has upped the chances that a new storm will form just off the east coast of Florida within the next five days.
According to its latest advisory update:
A large non-tropical low pressure system is expected to develop across the northeastern Caribbean Sea and southwestern Atlantic during the next day or two. The system is initially expected be very broad and disorganized, but it could begin to acquire subtropical or tropical characteristics by the end of the weekend. Environmental conditions could support additional gradual development early next week and a subtropical or tropical depression could form while the disturbance moves generally northwestward or westward over the southwestern Atlantic.
The odds of formation have been increased from 30% to 40%, with wind and rain expected to impact Central Florida regardless. There is still no word at this time on how this development could affect Disney Cruise Line’s operations in and out of Port Canaveral and Miami, as well as ports of call like Nassau and Disney’s private island destination Castaway Cay.
It should be noted that Hurricane Season does not officially end until November 30, and this is the latest of a few smaller storms to have developed in recent days and weeks.
If a namable storm does form, it will potentially be the second to have an impact on Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and the rest of The Sunshine State this year, following the massively destructive Hurricane Ian.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to monitor this low-pressure system’s development over the coming days. For all would-be Guests, we advise at this time to simply be prepared for a rather stormy few days in Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
We will continue to update on other Disney Parks news and stories as well as more developments come to light.