Tropical Storm Humberto is about not going to be a threat to Florida, CBS12 reports.
Tropical Storm Humberto is about 300 miles east of West Palm Beach and will be moving away from Florida Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
On Saturday, partly cloudy skies with scattered showers, gusty NE winds 25-30+ mph with very rough surf 4-8 feet is expected.
According to CBS12, there are three other areas of clouds across the Atlantic currently being monitored.
All the areas are moving west towards the Caribbean.
Two areas have a 20% chance of development, and the last area has a 60% chance of development.
You might want to wait to make those outdoor weekend plans, or carry that umbrella with you.
A tropical disturbance near the Bahamas is not organized yet, but it’s forecast to become a tropical depression or tropical storm (Humberto) later Friday or Saturday.
The broad center of circulation is moving along the eastern edge of the Bahamas in the general direction of the Central Florida coast.
The tropical disturbance centered near the central Bahamas is now technically called Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.
The name is confusing — think of it as a “potential” tropical threat — but it simply means that the National Hurricane Center has issued watches and warnings for a system that doesn’t have a circulation organized enough to be designated a tropical depression. The alerts are based on the idea that the disturbance is close enough to land that people need to be aware.
…DISTURBANCE FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OR
TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY…
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 280 MI…450 KM ESE OF FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND
ABOUT 190 MI…305 KM ESE OF GREAT ABACO ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…30 MPH…45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 1 MPH…2 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1009 MB…29.80 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Jupiter Inlet to Flagler-Volusia County line
The system is expected to become a named storm – Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm Humberto – near the northwestern Bahamas by the weekend. It is about 235 miles southeast of Great Abaco Island and 310 miles southeast of Freeport.
The northwestern islands, including Grand Bahama and the Abacos, remain under a tropical storm warning. Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast are currently in the cone and could see watches and warnings issued overnight or Friday.
Forecasters say the system will move slowly toward the northwest by early Friday and continue on that track for the next two days. It should then move across the central and northwestern Bahamas on Friday, and be along our coast on Saturday.
A path that takes the system farther south could mean gusty to tropical-storm-force winds as well as rainfall amounts as high as 5 inches in coastal Palm Beach County.
The rainy weather is expected to be the strongest from Friday night through Saturday, with rain chances as high as 70 percent for both days.
The National Weather Service in Miami is warning of possible tornadoes as the system gets close to South Florida. In addition, a high risk of dangerous rip currents will remain in place at least through Friday. Heavy rain with localized flooding is also possible.