Tropical Storm Humberto is still expected to become a hurricane as it moves away from the United States today but the good news is the tropical storm warning has been lifted for the Bahamas left with catastrophic damage from Hurricane Dorian.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) say the new storm is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday night.The NHC predicts the storm will take a sharp turn northeast away from coastal Florida this weekend.The ‘not so good’ news is based on its current track, Bermuda is in Humberto’s path, although forecasters say we’re still five days out and there could be minimal impacts on the island.
According to the Bermuda Weather Service: “A trough linked to Tropical Storm Humberto will shift towards Bermuda on Tuesday and Wednesday, producing rainy periods with possible thunderstorms.
“The latest Humberto forecast advisory intensifies the system as it moves in close proximity to the island mid-week.”
Forecasters say if current projections hold, the storm “would not actually make landfall anywhere in the US, but would instead track north, parallel to the Florida/Georgia coast, before making a hard right turn out to sea”.