Tropical weather forecast: Sept. 17, 2019

  • Published on:  9/17/2019
  • Hurricane Humberto continues to gain strength out in the Atlantic, but the new Tropical Depression 10 may be of more interest to meteorologists here in Florida.
    As of the midday Tuesday update, Hurricane Humberto had reached Category 2 strength with winds of 100 mph. The storm should remain on an east-northeast path out to sea and degenerate into a non-tropical low over the weekend, with rip currents on the East Coast the only real concern for the U.S.
    Further south, Tropical Depression 10 formed Tuesday morning in the central Atlantic. Forecasters expect it could reach tropical storm status by the evening – “Imelda” is the next name on the 2019 list – with slow but steady strengthening over the next few days.