Tropical Depression 17 strengthened into Tropical Storm Olga late Friday. But it’s forecast to lose strength before even making landfall in Louisana late tonight or early Saturday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center 5 p.m. advisory.
The National Weather Service says that gale-force winds should be expected in the northwestern part of the gulf through Saturday. Olga is expected to move through the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys through Sunday
While the tropical storm isn’t expected to directly affect the Florida peninsula, a warm front should work its way up the state Friday, bringing temperatures in the high 80s along with a 40-percent chance of rainfall. An increased chance of rain is expected on Saturday.
2019 Tampa Bay Times Hurricane Guide
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