The Town of Palm Beach and the rest of Palm Beach County are currently under a tropical storm warning due to the effects of Potential Tropical Cyclone One. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, generally within 36 hours.
At 11:00 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 22.3 North, longitude 86.8 West. The system is moving toward the northeast near 5 mph (7 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue with an increase in forward speed starting later today. On the forecast track, the system should move across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico through tonight, across the southern and central portions of the Florida Peninsula on Saturday, and then over the southwestern Atlantic north of the northwestern Bahamas Saturday afternoon through Sunday..
Town of Palm Beach Residents can expect deteriorating weather conditions with strong winds (39-73 mph) and heavy rains beginning on Saturday morning until Saturday afternoon. The Town’s storm system is robust and designed to handle large volumes of water. It is completely normal as the pumps process excessive rainfall in short periods of time to experience localized water accumulation on both roadways and the Lake Trail. Residents should avoid being on the roadways, if possible. Please do not drive into standing water.
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