The impending tropical storm will be known as Alex, and its name has been picked.
This weekend, there is a chance that a tropical storm will develop in the Gulf of Mexico and make landfall in Florida.
On Friday, the system was located 125 miles north of Cozumel, and it was anticipated that it would reach the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Peninsula on Saturday while traveling in a trajectory that was further towards the northeast.
At the time that this article was written, the maximum sustained winds of Hurricane Irma were still close to 40 miles per hour, as indicated by data acquired by a Hurricane Hunter aircraft belonging to the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter.
It is projected that it will become a tropical storm towards the late afternoon or early evening on Friday, and some moderate strengthening is anticipated overnight.