Florida could see Tropical Storm Humberto later this week

Goodbye, Dorian. Hello, Humberto.

click to enlarge Florida could see Tropical Storm Humberto later this week
Photo via NOAA


We’re now in the peak of hurricane season, and according to the National Hurricane Center a group of disorganized showers and storms could possibly threaten Florida and the Bahamas as the next named storm.

As of now, the NHC says the system is located a few hundred miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands, and currently has a 20% of developing in the next 48 hours, and a 30% chance to develop as it approaches Florida over the next 5 days.

“Environmental conditions could become a little more favorable for development when the disturbance moves near the Bahamas and Florida late this week,” said the NHC in its 8 a.m. advisory.

click to enlarge Florida could see Tropical Storm Humberto later this week
Photo via NOAA


There’s also a second tropical wave approaching the Caribbean within the next five days that could also become a tropical depression.

If either one of these tropical waves develop into a depression and then a tropical storm, it would be named “Humberto.”

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Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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