One look at the current IR satellite image tells us that we are no longer dealing with the 17kt TD we had earlier today. Rita is looking quite healthy as of 2345z and the LLC appears to have reformed to the north underneath constant bursts of deep convection. The 00z update from the TPC has the latitude at 22.7N and has (very importantly) changed the direction of motion from W to NW; I would say if this system can make it north of 23.5N then we'll be looking at a mainland FL impact. With lessening shear forecast over the next couple days, hot SSTs, and a major metro area in its possible path, I fear this could deal S FL a pretty significant blow. From what I hear, the local media is getting everyone down there's attention, so thats at least some good news, but is anyone else worried about this cyclone's pre-Gulf legacy?