Humberto’s expected path now similar to Dorian’s

Posted on September 13, 2019 by Staff reports

Portions of Florida's east coast could see tropical-storm-force winds over the weekend as Tropical Storm Humberto is expected to form, possibly tomorrow.

The National Hurricane Center's 5 a.m. EDT update follows:

The disturbance was centered near latitude
24.6 North, longitude 75.2 West. The system is moving toward the
northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h), and this general motion is expected
to continue with some increase in forward speed through the
weekend.  On the forecast track, the system is anticipated to move
across the central and northwestern Bahamas today, and along or
over the east coast of Florida Saturday and Saturday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the
disturbance is forecast to become a tropical depression or a
tropical storm during the next day or so.

Environmental conditions are favorable for a tropical depression or
tropical storm to form within the next day or two.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).