While the 2020 WNBA season has got off to a roaring start at the Florida wubble, everyone on our minds at the IMG Academy may need to be on the lookout for a possible looming problem that has nothing to do with the coronavirus.
A tropical system bringing heavy rain to the Caribbean could soon form into Tropical Storm #Isaias. Its long-term forecast and possible U.S. impacts remain highly uncertain: https://t.co/Xq0HaLbjyM pic.twitter.com/U8oYFJ5q9n
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) July 29, 2020
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) July 29, 2020
A tropical system has developed in the Caribbean with a projected track through Haiti and the Dominican Republic, into Cuba and through Florida – including central Florida where IMG Academy is located.
5 AM, early morning update on Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine. It’ll likely strengthen into Tropical Storm Isaias later today. But the long range track and intensity forecasts remain uncertain, since the system currently does not have a well defined center. So, be prepared #FLwx pic.twitter.com/ojQPkBXos2
— NWS Tampa Bay (@NWSTampaBay) July 29, 2020
The storm is forecasted to make landfall this weekend – first around south Florida on Saturday, then into the Orlando-Tampa area on Sunday.
Six WNBA games are scheduled for this weekend. The Minnesota Lynx will meet up with the Connecticut Sun on Saturday at 4 p.m., then at 6 p.m., the Washington Mystics will take on the Chicago Sky followed by Los Angeles Sparks vs. Seattle Storm at 8 p.m. Those first two games are slated to air on NBA TV with Sparks-Storm scheduled for CBS Sports Network.
On Sunday, ESPN is slated to air Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty at 1 p.m. Then, NBA TV will air Atlanta Dream vs. Indiana Fever and at 6 p.m. on ESPN2, the Dallas Wings are scheduled to get together with the Las Vegas Aces.
No games are scheduled for the following Monday.