Tropical Storm Humberto Expected to Form and Follow Dorian’s Path
Tropical Storm Humberto is expected to form in the Atlantic in the next 48 hours, leading the National Hurricane Center to declare a watch for Florida’s east coast and part of the Bahamas—on a path very similar to the killer Category 5 Hurricane Dorian. The storm, now called Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, is 100 miles east of the hardest-hit parts of the Bahamas, and is moving at about 2 mph. The system has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph, and if they reach higher than 39 mph, it will be named a tropical storm. “On the forecast track, the system is anticipated to move across the central and northwestern Bahamas on Friday, and along or over the east coast of Florida on Saturday before heading up the Southeast coast,” the hurricane center says. It is not expected to reach hurricane strength.