Potential Tropical Storm Moving Toward Florida
Updated 9/14/19: The Orlando Sentinel published a report offering the latest forecast information for Tropical Storm Humberto.
September 13, 2019
Source: The Weather Channel
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NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
At a Glance
- Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is over the central Bahamas.
- It will likely develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm later Friday.
- A tropical storm warning has been issued for the northwestern Bahamas.
- A tropical storm watch has been posted for portions of the Florida east coast.
- The future track of this system is very uncertain.
- Interests from the northern Gulf Coast to Florida to the Carolinas should monitor the forecast closely.
- The potential tropical cyclone will earn the name Humberto if it attains tropical storm status.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is likely to become a tropical depression or tropical storm by Friday night and will pose a threat to the Bahamas, Florida and possibly other parts of the southern United States, including areas devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
A “potential tropical cyclone” allows the National Hurricane Center (NHC) to issue advisories, watches and warnings on systems that have yet to develop but pose a threat of bringing tropical-storm-force (39-plus mph) or hurricane-force (74-plus mph) winds to land areas within 48 hours.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is moving very slowly toward the northwestern Bahamas and producing clusters of showers and thunderstorms over the islands. These convective clusters have become more persistent over the past day.
This disturbance is expected to resume a northwestward motion later today and an increase in forward speed is anticipated this weekend.
The NHC says environmental conditions are favorable for a tropical depression or tropical storm to form within the next day or so and gives this system a high chance of development as it crawls toward the northwestern Bahamas.
It will earn the name Humberto if it does attain tropical storm status. This system is expected to become a hurricane early next week when it is off the Southeast coast.
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