Tropical storm Fred could impact South Florida by the end of the week. Fred formed near Puerto Rico last night with sustained winds of 45 mph, and there’s a risk of wind and rain hitting the Keys by Friday. From there, the storm could pop into the Gulf strengthen and threaten the entire peninsula of Florida up to the Panhandle. The storm is expected to hit the Dominican Republic today.
Tropical Storm Fred Advisory Number 8
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1100 AM AST Wed Aug 11 2021
…CENTER OF FRED CLOSE TO THE SOUTHERN COAST OF THE DOMINICAN
…TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF CUBA…
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 25 MI…40 KM SSE OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ABOUT 245 MI…395 KM SSE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006 MB…29.71 INCHES
Fred is the sixth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.