National Hurricane Center eyeing potential tropical system heading toward Bahamas



MIAMI, Fl. (WFXR) – The National Hurricane Center in Miami is paying close attention to a new storm system that could threaten hurricane-ravaged Bahamas.

The storm system, currently being referred to as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is located 240 miles southeast of Great Abaco Island or about 320 miles southeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. Maximum sustained winds are at 30 mph and the storm is nearly stationary, moving toward the northwest at 2 mph.

The Government of the Bahamas has issued a Tropical Storm Warning as the storm system is expected to strengthen and become Tropical Storm Humberto. Islands included in the Tropical Storm Warning includes The Abacos, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island (including Freeport) and New Providence (including Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas).

The east coast of Florida should also pay close attention to Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine as its strengthening could bring gusty winds and heavy rain to locations slightly impacted by Dorian, including West Palm Beach, Melbourne, Cape Canaveral, Daytona Beach and St. Augustine.

Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Jupiter Inlet to Valusia-Brevard county line in Florida.

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