Tropics Heating Up
Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
Rain Chances Going Up:
We have an upper-low off the Carolina coastline that will be setting up shop over the Florida peninsula and that means it will be dragging deep tropical moisture our way. Therefore, the rain chances will be going up each day through Friday. Be sure to have your rain gear with you this week just in case.
The peak of hurricane season is today and the latest "First Hurricane" of the season since the era of the satellites is Gustav on September 11, 2011. Humberto currently in the far Eastern Atlantic Ocean could become the seasons first hurricane and may go in the record books.
Lets talk about Humberto... This one is located over 100 miles West of the Southernmost Cape Verde Islands. Sustained winds are at 60mph. This one could become a category one hurricane later today and strengthen to a category two on Wednesday. The good news is that Humberto will be no threat to land other than the shipping lanes.
Early Tuesday morning Gabrielle roared back to life and is Bermuda bound. This one is South of Bermuda and should pass through or near the area on Wednesday. They are under a tropical storm warning. Once it pass Bermuda, it should enter into cooler waters and start to weaken. The forecast track shows that it could clip the Canadian provinces and then move through the hurricane graveyard over the weekend.
Keep it tuned to your Storm Station 7news for the latest developments.
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