Forecasters expect a tropical cyclone that’s brewing in the Gulf of Mexico to soon gain enough strength to be named as a tropical storm. For now weather experts are calling it “tropical depression nine,” or TD9, which means it can blow sustained winds up to 38 mph for at least a minute. TD9 first appeared on Sunday, Aug. 28, near Havana, Cuba, and has

moved west into the Gulf’s warm waters ever since. Most computer models predict TD9 will gain steam before curving northeast and cutting across central to northern Florida. Dr. Rick Knabb, the direction of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, gave it up to a 50% chance of becoming a tropical storm before it makes landfall just north of Tampa: READ MORE