Tropical Storm Humberto odds of development increase to 60% as wave heads toward Bahamas, then Florida

in Florida News & Events

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel

A tropical wave slowly heading west toward the Bahamas and Florida has highly increased chances of developing into an organized storm and possibly Tropical Storm Humberto over the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The wave, which is just east of the Bahamas over the Turks and Caicos, has a 60 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next five days and a 20 percent chance in the next 48 hours.

Should the system organize into a tropical depression it will be the ninth recorded depression of the year, and if it then grows to maintain at least 39 mph sustained winds, it would become Tropical Storm Humberto.