Tropical Storm Humberto forms near the Bahamas

A tropical depression near the Bahamas has strengthened into Tropical Storm Humberto.

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Forecasters expect the storm to stay offshore of Florida's eastern coast, so a tropical storm watch is no longer in effect for the state.

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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