Daytona Beach, FL – The National Hurricane Center is keeping their eye on a system that could become Tropical Storm Humberto, making it the 8th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
According to the NHC, the system continues to produce widespread cloudiness and disorganized thunderstorms across the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos.
Ship reports continue to indicate that tropical-storm-force wind gusts are occurring in some of the heavier squalls. The NHC says limited development of this disturbance is expected during the next few days due to only marginally conducive upper-level winds while the system moves very slowly west-northwestward across the Bahamas.
However, environmental conditions could become more favorable as the system moves over the Straits of Florida and into the eastern Gulf of Mexico by late Friday (September 13th).
Regardless of development, the storm is expected to produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds across the Bahamas through Thursday (September 12th), and across Florida by late Friday and continuing into the weekend.
News Daytona Beach will monitor the tropics and provide updates as soon as possible when they’re available.
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