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New tropical system likely to join Humberto in Atlantic

New tropical system likely to join Humberto in AtlanticForecasters continued to closely monitor a tropical disturbance over the open Atlantic Monday. The system, dubbed 97L, first caught the eye of meteorologists late last week, and they caution that further development is expected. AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said the system bears watching for progression to a tropical depression and perhaps even the ninth named storm of the Atlantic season."We expect this feature to become a tropical depression, and [it] may go on to become Tropical Storm Imelda later this week," according to Kottlowski."The evolving tropical feature is projected to pass just east and north of the Leeward Islands on Friday," he added.As of 2 a.m. EDT Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said the system was located just over 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and has about a 90% chance of development over the next five days. This image, taken during Monday midday, Sept. 16, 2019, shows part of the tropical Atlantic Basin. Africa can be seen to the right and South America is visible to the lower left. The feature of interest is a patch of clouds in the middle and slightly closer to South America than Africa. (NOAA/GOES-East) "Early indications suggest this feature will track east of the United States mainland, but it is way too early to say with confidence as to exactly where it will track beyond Friday," Kottlowski said. Interests over the Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of this feature for an uptick in showers and thunderstorms late this week.As the track is uncertain, other areas of the Caribbean and Bahamas should watch this system as it evolves.Meanwhile, a tropical wave will cause some showers and thunderstorms over the Leeward and Windward islands into Tuesday.Hurricane Humberto is forecast to pass close to Bermuda during the middle of this week as a Category 2 or Category 3 hurricane.Swells propagating southward from this distant hurricane can reach unprotected northern shores of the northern Caribbean islands in the form of large waves and strong rip currents this week.



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Might a tropical depression form in the Gulf of Mexico?

Might a tropical depression form in the Gulf of Mexico?A non-tropical storm over the Gulf of Mexico, which is helping to steer Humberto east of the United States may evolve into a tropical system and drift toward Texas early this week.The storm is currently situated in the middle levels of the atmosphere and will have to spin down to the surface and acquire tropical characteristics before it can be dubbed a tropical depression or storm. Sometimes systems of this nature evolve into a hybrid or sub-tropical storm.Rapid strengthening of this large system over the Gulf of Mexico is not anticipated before moving onshore. But it is possible it becomes a tropical or sub-tropical depression before moving inland later Monday or Tuesday along the Texas coast.Regardless of classification, the large circulation will stir up the Gulf of Mexico as it drifts westward. Expect seas and surf to build from the upper Gulf coast to the western Gulf coast into Tuesday. An uptick in the frequency and strength of rip currents is likely. Pockets of showers and thunderstorms being produced by the storm already will propagate westward in waves along the northern and western Gulf coast.Boaters, fishing vessels and rig operators should be prepared for increasing squalls and building seas, which will shift westward into Tuesday.There is the potential for enough rain to fall along the Texas and northeastern Gulf coast to trigger urban and flash flooding from Monday to Tuesday. Exactly how significant this becomes will depend on the track and strength of the feature as it moves inland.AccuWeather meteorologists will continue to monitor the system over the Gulf of Mexico, as well as Humberto and other features over the Atlantic Basin.Download the free AccuWeather app to stay alert of tropical weather advisories. Keep checking back for updates on AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios.



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Storm reprieve: Tropical Storm Humberto steers clear of beleaguered Bahamas

Storm reprieve: Tropical Storm Humberto steers clear of beleaguered BahamasResidents and rescue workers breathe sigh of relief; Florida coast also appears to be in the clear from impacts of Tropical Storm Humberto.



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Tropical Storm Humberto Brings Heavy Rain to Hurricane Dorian-Ravaged Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto Brings Heavy Rain to Hurricane Dorian-Ravaged BahamasTropical Storm Dorian is hitting the Bahamas just days after Category 5 storm Hurricane Dorian. Here's what to know about its path.



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Tropical Storm Humberto likely to become a hurricane after skirting Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto likely to become a hurricane after skirting BahamasTropical Storm Humberto in the Atlantic is expected to turn into a hurricane as it moves north of the Bahamas.



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Another tropical storm is developing in the Atlantic. Here's when it could hit Florida

Another tropical storm is developing in the Atlantic. Here's when it could hit FloridaThe system headed toward Florida, now "Tropical Depression Nine," will almost certainly become Tropical Storm Humberto within next 24 hours



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Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit BahamasTropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian. The US National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour, was passing Saturday evening about 70 miles north of Great Abaco Island, one of the areas hardest hit by Dorian. Humberto was moving away from the Bahamas on a path taking it well off the east coast of Florida this weekend and early next week, the NHC said.



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Another storm is threatening to hit the Bahamas and Florida with tropical storm-force winds and heavy rain

Another storm is threatening to hit the Bahamas and Florida with tropical storm-force winds and heavy rainA tropical cyclone is headed for the Bahamas and Florida, tracing a similar pattern that Hurricane Dorian just took.



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Tropical storm warnings issued in the Bahamas as system cranks up

Tropical storm warnings issued in the Bahamas as system cranks upSome models show the system that could become Tropical Storm Humberto intensifying into a hurricane off the Southeast coast by early next week.



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Forecasters monitoring several areas for tropical activity in the Atlantic this week

Forecasters monitoring several areas for tropical activity in the Atlantic this weekBehind Dorian, AccuWeather meteorologists are keeping a close eye on a few areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic basin this week.One area of disturbed weather is a tropical wave that pushed off the western shores of Africa last week. As of Sunday morning, it was located several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.While the showers and thunderstorms associated with this wave were looking disorganized on Sunday, there is a 40% chance that this system gradually strengthens while tracking westward through the central tropical Atlantic Ocean this week."Another wave is expected to move off the coast of Africa through Monday and will bear watching for tropical development later this week," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty said.With wind shear not looking to be an issue and dry air dissipating as these waves move westward, tropical development of one or both of these waves is possible. All interests across the Lesser Antilles and northern Caribbean should closely monitor the path of these waves as they traverse the open water this week. Possible impacts to these areas would occur around the middle of September.The next names on the list for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season are Humberto and Imelda.These tropical waves are not alone out in the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, there is one being monitored closer to the United States."A disturbance will pass to the north of the eastern Caribbean and into the Bahamas early this week," Douty said. "It will have to be monitored as it tracks generally to the west to west-northwest." Regardless of whether or not this disturbance organizes into a tropical system, Douty expects it to enhance rainfall across Florida late this week. The northern Bahamas, which suffered a devastating blow from Dorian, may also experience an uptick in wet weather."This disturbance is expected to move into the northern Gulf by next weekend," Douty said. "There is pretty strong wind shear from the Bahamas into the northern Gulf, so we are only allowing for a low chance for development with this at this time."Still, all interests across the Bahamas and the Southeast and Gulf coasts should continue to monitor the forecast and check AccuWeather.com for further updates on these potential tropical threats.Meanwhile, Gabrielle continues to churn over the central Atlantic."Gabrielle is expected to peak in intensity as a strong tropical storm or minimal hurricane early this week," Douty said. Luckily for Bermuda, the Caribbean and the United States, the strengthening storm will be steered away and will not pose a threat to North America.By midweek, Gabrielle will drift northward into cooler waters, allowing it to lose most of its tropical characteristics. However, the system will pass north of the British Isles, delivering a burst of gusty winds to the United Kingdom later this week.



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