Tropical Storm Humberto strengthens near the Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto strengthens near the Bahamas
Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 in the tropics (Source: wect)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - As of 2 p.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories for Tropical Storm Humberto near the Bahamas.

This system is located over the central Bahamas and will lift northwestward over the next 24 hours with a sharp turn to the north and eventually east later in the forecast period.

Portions of northwest Bahamas could see tropical storm force winds and heavy rainfall through Saturday.

The cone of uncertainty has the potential track moving well off the east coast of Florida with a sharp eastward turn away from the Carolina coast early next week. The system could attain hurricane status as it turns away from the U.S.

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