Parts of the northwestern Bahamas that were recently pummeled by Hurricane Dorian are expected to experience tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rain during the weekend, but not significant storm surge.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday that the storm was located about 70 miles east-southeast Great Abaco Island and moving northwest at 7 mph. It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas, excluding Andros Island.
Forecasters expect the storm to stay offshore of Florida's eastern coast, so a tropical storm watch is no longer in effect for the state.
Here are the 5 AM Saturday, September 14 Key Messages for Tropical Storm #Humberto. Tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rainfall are expected over portions of the northwestern Bahamas today. https://t.co/akZikYJogq pic.twitter.com/GIUYP7D1Zj— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 14, 2019
The storm is expected to make a hard right turn before getting anywhere near North Carolina.
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Keep in mind we're still in the peak of hurricane season. We'll keep you updated on any changes.
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