Published: Wed, September 04, 2019
Research | By Sheri Schwartz

Tracking Dorian: Hurricane Could Bring Tropical Storm-Force Winds To Area

Tracking Dorian: Hurricane Could Bring Tropical Storm-Force Winds To Area

"The Miami-based hurricane center said there was a 90% chance that a separate system - Disturbance 1 - moving east off the coast of Africa could develop into a cyclone as it moves west".

ABC Action News meteorologists say it poses no threat to Florida.

Fernand was a tropical depression on Monday, but it strengthened into a tropical storm when it started producing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour Tuesday. It is moving to the west at 7 miles per hour and should turn to the northwest in the next day or so.

As Hurricane Dorian creeps up Florida's Atlantic Coast with Category 2 strength, parts of Northeast Florida should expect to begin seeing the storm's direct impact Wednesday morning, but the worst of it could start to clear out by Wednesday night.

While hurricane season peaks between August and October, September 10, statistically speaking, is the day a tropical cyclone will be present somewhere in the Atlantic.

South Texas could also get a few of those squalls as well as 2 to 4 inches of rain.

Interests elsewhere along the northeastern coast of Mexico and the lower Texas coast should monitor the progress of this system.

While all eyes in Central Florida have been on Hurricane Dorian, the tropics continue to be very active, with several other systems either forming or brewing.

Dorian had recorded maximum sustained wind speeds of 120mph, making it a major Category 3 hurricane according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Ahead of the storm's arrival, a tropical storm warning was issued from La Pesca to Barra El Mezquital.

The NHC is giving the tropical wave a 70 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression within five days.

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