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Tropical Storm Humberto has formed near the Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto

Tropical Storm Humberto has formed near the Bahamas

TreasureCoast, Fl- Tropical Storm Humberto has formed near the Bahamas. The tropical storm watch on the east coast of Florida has been discontinued. The storm is about 300 miles east of West Palm Beach. It will be moving away from Florida SAturday, Sunday and Monday.

Expect partly cloudy skies with scattered showers, gusty NE winds 25-30 plus mph with rough surf 4-8 feet.

From the Hurricane Center:

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island

At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Humberto was located near latitude 26.6 North, longitude 76.6 West. Humberto is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the north- northwest is expected by Sunday and a slower northward to northeastward motion is forecast to occur by Monday. On the forecast track, the system will gradually move away from the northwestern Bahamas later today, and then will move well offshore of the east coast of Florida this weekend and early next week.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and Humberto is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday night. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) to the north and east of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure just reported by an Air Force reconnaissance plane was 1004 mb (29.65 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area in the northwestern Bahamas today. These winds should subside later today.

RAINFALL: Humberto is expected to produce the following total rainfall accumulations through Monday: The Bahamas…2 to 4 inches, isolated maximum amounts 6 inches. Portions of the Florida and Georgia coasts…1 to 2 inches.

STORM SURGE: Humberto is not expected to product significant storm surge in the northwestern Bahamas.

SURF: Swells generated by Humberto are expected to increase and effect the coast from east-central Florida to South Carolina late this weekend and early next week. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

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