Tropical update: Depression expected to form over the Bahamas later today

/ September 13, 2019 at 8:41 AM

Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, which is forecast to develop into Tropical Storm Humberto by tomorrow, continues to bring breezy conditions and rain to the Bahamas, who totally need such a thing right now. We continue to monitor this storm for potential impacts to our weather next week, but there is still serious uncertainty that has not yet been resolved in the models. So, we watch and wait.

Current thinking on local impacts

For now, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting a tropical storm to be off our coast as we head into early next week. On this track, we can expect some breezy conditions and periods of heavy rainfall, especially near the coast. Rip current risks will likely increase, and I am concerned that there may be additional beach erosion with another period of northeast winds. This may change rather significantly depending on where future-Humberto ends up, so be sure to continue to monitor forecast updates closely. But, for now, we are not expecting Dorian 2.0.

What to do today

More later today.

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