MACON, Ga. — Tropical Storm Humberto is gaining strength this evening. Humberto is now a strong tropical storm with winds of 70MPH as of the 11PM N.H.C. advisory.
Humberto continues to push away from the Bahamas after bringing tropical storm-force wind gusts to parts of the northwest Bahamas that got hit by Dorian.
Humberto will soon make a turn toward the east which will bring the storm well away from any U.S. coastlines. The U.S. will miss out on any rain or wind impacts, but could see an increased rip current risk through Tuesday.
Sometime tonight or tomorrow, Humberto will likely become a hurricane. At the same time, it will begin to get caught up in the westerlies and start moving east. Humberto will not pose any wind or rain threat to the U.S.
As of the latest advisory, Humberto is forecast to strengthen to a category two storm as it stays out over the warm waters of the Atlantic by Tuesday.
Tropical Storm Warnings are now cancelled in the northwestern Bahamas. The forecast track continues to keep the storm off the U.S. Atlantic coast.
Monday, the storm will start to track east, and we will still stay dry and hot until a wedge builds in Wednesday bringing a much-welcomed pattern change. By that, I mean upper 80's rather than upper 90's and lower humidity!
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