Depression Strengthens To Tropical Storm Humberto

Miami, Fl.(Florida News Network)-At 11:00 pm, the center of Tropical Storm Humberto was located near latitude 25.6 North, longitude 75.2 West, about 130 miles east-southeast of Great Abaco Island.

Humberto is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph. A turn toward the north-northwest is expected by Sunday, with a slower northward motion forecast to occur by Monday. On the forecast track, the system is anticipated to move very near the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday, and offshore of the east coast of Florida this weekend and early next week.

The Tropical Storm Watch on the east coast of Florida has been discontinued.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and Humberto is expected to become a hurricane in two or three days.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure based on data from the NOAA

Hurricane Hunters is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).

Credit: National Hurricane Center