Tracking the Tropics: 3 systems active in Atlantic, more possible disturbances coming

Tracking the Tropics

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The National Hurricane Center is tracking several tropical systems in the Atlantic with more potentially on the way.

Hurricane Humberto remains a Category 3 hurricane, but is forecast to weaken soon. It’s expected to become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday.

As of 5 a.m. Thursday, Humberto is about 250 miles northeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph.

There are no coastal watches and warnings in effect.

Tropical storm watches have been issued for parts of the Leeward Islands as Tropical Storm Jerry nears hurricane strength.

As of 5 a.m. Thursday, Jerry is about 575 miles east of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. The storm is moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour.

The NHC says Jerry will likely become a hurricane by late Thursday.

It’s expected to be near or just north of the northern Leeward Islands on Friday and then pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday.

Tropical Depression Imelda formed near Texas on Tuesday and quickly developed to become Tropical Storm Imelda. It made landfall near Freeport, bringing heavy rain and the threat of flash flooding as it moved north.

Significant and life-threatening flash flooding is ongoing Thursday morning across portions of far southeast Texas, the NHC said in a 4 a.m. advisory.

The NHC is also tracking some new possible disturbances that could develop. Storm Team 8 is keeping a close eye on those waves and will have more information in the coming days.

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