Tropics are very active this week.
Humberto strengthening and moving along at a good pace. Recently become a Major Hurricane (Category 3) this cyclone is moving away from the United States, but will pass dangerously close to the island of Bermuda with sustained winds well over 100 mph. This is the second Major Hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season, Dorian the first. There have only been three cyclones thus far that have reached hurricane force status, Barry is the other, although we have had ten named storms.
Tropical Depression Ten has been established in the middle of the Atlantic. This cyclone is forecast to become a Tropical Storm shortly and move west-northwest at a fairly decent speed of 10 mph
Imelda has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression and is moving North at 6 mph. This storm will be impacting areas of eastern Texas and the Houston Metropolitan region for the next 12 to 24 hours. Flooding rains will accompany the system with the potential for 6 – 12″ of rain possible along the coast and inland. Winds will be problematic as well gusting near 45 mph near the center of circulation.
Needless to say the tropics are heating up again.