If tropical weather approaches the U.S. next year, coastal residents will see separate warnings about storm surge in addition to warnings about tropical storm- and hurricane-force winds.
Sunday marked the official close of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season, making it the ninth season without a major storm to hit Florida.
Tropical Depression Nine was likely to become a tropical storm Wednesday as it headed toward Campeche in Mexico, forecasters said.
The National Hurricane Center says a low pressure system it was monitoring in the Bay of Campeche has organized into the ninth tropical depression of the Atlantic Hurricane season.
Forecasters are keeping an eye on an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico that has a medium-to-high chance of becoming a tropical cyclone.
Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a huge Category 4 storm on Friday and the head of the tiny British territory urged people to seek high ground due to seas that could rise 45 feet.