Published: Tue, September 17, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Humberto strengthens into Category 1 hurricane

Humberto strengthens into Category 1 hurricane

Behind Humberto is system the National Hurricane Center gives a 70% chance for tropical formation.

The UK model (blue square) is the outlier which predicts a more west-northwesterly track closer toward Puerto Rico during Days 2 to 6.

The NHC added that "swells generated by Humberto are expected to affect the northwestern Bahamas, and the coast of the USA from east-central Florida to North Carolina during the next few days". No coastal watches or warnings are in effect, but the hurricane center said large swells from the storm could create unsafe surf conditions for the northwestern Bahamas and southeastern USA coast in the next few days.

The storm's maximum sustained winds are 65 miles per hour and it is moving at 7 miles per hour, according to the center.

"Additional strengthening is forecast through Wednesday, and Humberto is expected to become a hurricane by tonight", the NHC said in its latest advisory on Sunday.

On Monday, Humberto is expected to take a sharp turn to the northeast, moving it even farther from land.

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Hurricane Dorian may have decimated parts of the Bahamas and relief efforts remain ongoing, but much of the island nation is still welcoming tourists - and now you can do some good when you book your next vacation.

It's called Storm Humberto and it has brought heavy wind and rain to the Bahamas.

Thankfully, the worst of Humberto passed by the Bahamas, as the country is still dealing with the aftermaths of Hurricane Dorian.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Saturday after returning from the Abaco island in the Bahamas that he was "horrified" by what he saw.

Dorian killed 50 people on the Bahamas, and the list of missing persons stands at 1,300 people.

Forecasters are now monitoring at least two tropical disturbances, one in the Gulf of Mexico and the other in the Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles off the coast of Venezuela, as hurricane season continues. "But, other than that, the system will have little to no impact on our state".

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