Jugs of water, canned goods, batteries and tropical storm warnings.
Those are the four basic life groups in South Florida and it looks like they will get put to good use this weekend.
Forecasters are predicting the storm, now known as Tropical Storm Bonnie, will bring heavy winds and rains to the Florida Keys as early as Friday. The rest of South Florida will also feel the force of the rough weather, so expect a soggy weekend.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez said it will be business as usual and all government centers and services will remain open normal business hours. Click here for news on closings due to the tropical storm and the crummy weather it brings.
Monroe CountyEmergency Management Director Irene Toner says there are no mandatory evacuation plans in place since they are not expecting any major storm surge. As a precaution, storm shelters will be open for tourists and residents who live on boats or have special needs.
The tropical depression is moving toward the site of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds near