The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm and flash flood warning for South Florida until Saturday night thanks to Fred.
The Florida Keys and a swath of Southwest Florida were placed under a tropical storm watch Thursday as weak but very wet Tropical Depression Fred continued to skirt the north coast of Cuba.
Fred, though ragged and “poorly disorganized,” was expected to regain tropical storm strength as it crosses the Florida Straits Friday. But it’s main threat to South Florida this weekend will be heavy rains, with the bulk of it expected Saturday.
The National Hurricane Center, in its 8 p.m. advisory Thursday, said Fred was drenching Cuba and Hispaniola on Thursday and was expected to pass over the Florida Keys sometime Saturday.
Meanwhile, as Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths surge to record numbers, the governor is out in Nevada campaigning. That’s after he backed down from his threat to cut the pay of superintendents and school boards who did not bend to his will. That’s because it’s an empty threat (not to mention illegal). But that’s the way it is with bullies: when confronted, they chicken out and blame someone else.
At least we’re sure of his priorities: he is more interested in running for president than he is in running the state, even if he has to kill people.
Have a nice weekend.