ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Atlantic hurricane season remains heated as National Hurricane Center forecasters have designated a system in the Caribbean as Potential Tropical Cyclone Thirteen.
It will not affect Florida amid ongoing cleanup and recovery efforts following Hurricane Ian.
However, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting the system to strengthen to a hurricane before landfall on Central America on Sunday.
Once the system reaches tropical storm status, it will be given the name Julia.
Tropical storm conditions are expected across portions of Colombia and Venezuela, including the ABC Islands, into the day Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Interests in northern South America and Central America should be mindful of heavy rainfall and life-threatening flooding that could cause mudslides.