As of Friday morning, Fred is still a tropical depression with 35 mph winds moving WNW over Cuba at 10 mph, but it is expected to strengthen into a Tropical Storm again once it clears Cuba.
There is a Tropical Storm Watch for the Florida Keys and Florida Bay has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning.
Currently South Florida is under a flash flood advisory. Between today and Monday, up to six inches of rain could fall from the Keys to the Big Bend, and most of the rain is expected tomorrow.
Jen and Bill spoke live with Dennis Feltgen at the National Hurricane center at 8:30 this morning for the latest on Fred.
Tropical Depression Fred Advisory Number 16
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062021
1100 AM EDT Fri Aug 13 2021
…CENTER OF FRED MOVING ALONG THE NORTHERN COAST OF CUBA…
…HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN CUBA…
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 70 MI…115 KM NNW OF CAMAGUEY CUBA
ABOUT 270 MI…430 KM SE OF KEY WEST FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1013 MB…29.92 INCHES