Tropical depression Wednesday

Image via the National Hurricane Center

By early Sunday morning, it’s possible a hurricane will be spinning just south of the Florida Panhandle.

The now-tropical depression, which formed in the southern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday morning, could have an impact on the LSU-Florida game, with rain currently the biggest threat.

LSU and Florida are scheduled to kick off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Gainesville. 

On Wednesday afternoon, there was a 60 percent chance of rain in Gainesville on Saturday, with showers and thunderstorms likely, according to the National Weather Service.

The tropical system was expected to be over the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday morning as a tropical storm. By Sunday morning, the system was forecast to be approaching the Florida Panhandle as a hurricane.

The probability of tropical storm-force winds in the Gainesville area was low, according to the NHC.

Any weather impacts to Gainesville will depend on the exact speed and track of the tropical system, which is still largely unknown.

Last year, the LSU-Florida game was postponed a month and relocated to Baton Rouge because of Hurricane Matthew. Hard feelings, from both sides, surrounding last year's game linger.