Tropical Storm Fred forms in the Caribbean
Miami (treasurecoast.com) -Tropical Storm Fred formed Tuesday night off the coast of Puerto Rico, becoming the sixth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.
As of 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, the storm was about 45 miles south-southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico, with sustained winds of 40 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Puerto Rico, including Culebra and Vieques, the US Virgin Islands, and parts of the Dominican Republic. Tropical storm watches include southeastern Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, parts of Haiti and the north coast of the Dominican Republic, according to the NHC.
Fred is not currently expected to strengthen into a hurricane, but the forecast is likely to shift as the storm progresses