Hurricane tracker: Three MASSIVE storms could smash into US as Humberto gains strength | World | News


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has identified three weather disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean. One already well-established system is Tropical Storm Humberto, which is expected to become a hurricane on Sunday. Humberto is currently whipping out winds of 65mph as it moves north at 7mph.

For the storm to be categorised a hurricane it needs winds of at least 74mph.

The system is currently located about 165 miles east-northeast of Cape Canaveral in the US state of Florida.

Although the storm is not forecast to make landfall on the Sunshine State, NOAA has warned Humberto may bring swells during the next few days.

These swells could cause “life threatening surf and rip current conditions” during the next few days, the agency said.

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Gusty winds are still affecting portions of the northwestern Bahamas and Humberto, only a couple of weeks after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama.

The death toll currently stands at 50 after Dorian wreaked havoc but search and rescue teams are still searching through destroyed neighbourhoods.

Meanwhile, a small low-pressure system is producing an elongated area of disorganised showers and thunderstorms over the central tropical Atlantic.

The system is expected to slowly develop during the next day or two, NOAA said.

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The agency added “environmental conditions are forecast to become more conducive for development by the middle of the week”.

That means a tropical depression is likely to form by the end of the week.

The system is moving west-northwestward to northwestward, meaning it could reach the US coast later.

Formation chance through the next 48 hours is low, at just 30 percent, but through the next five days, it increases to 80 percent.

A broad area of disorganised showers and thunderstorms has also been located over the central and eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Some slight development of this system is possible during the next couple of days while it moves westward over the western Gulf of Mexico.

The system is forecast to move inland along the northwestern Gulf coast by late Monday or Tuesday, and further development is not expected after that time.

That means Texas or the Mexican east coast could feel some effects from the storm.

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