Tropical Storm Humberto Expected to Have Miniscule Effect on Caribbean and USA

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Since Humberto formed so far to the east, impact on the Bahamas and the United States will be minuscule when compared to that of Dorian.

As of 7:00 a.m. EDT, Saturday, Tropical Storm Humberto was located about 70 miles east of Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, and was moving toward the northwest at 7 mph. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph with higher gusts.

AccWeather meteorologists expect Humberto to take a sharp curved path to the northwest, north and then the northeast in the coming days, which will keep the center northeast of the Bahamas and well to the east of Florida and south of Georgia and the Carolinas.

The majority of the showers, thunderstorms and strongest winds associated with Humberto are skewed to the north and east of the center.

While some downpours and winds will wrap around to the west and south over time, this means that flooding rainfall is much less likely or will be much more isolated than a direct strike on the central and northern islands of the Bahamas.

While Humberto will gain some strength this weekend, that process will be slow enough so that the northern Bahamas should not experience hurricane-force winds.

As a result of the anticipated winds and rainfall, the AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale is less than one for the northern Bahamas.

People over the central and northern Bahamas should still expect an uptick in squalls, which can bring brief downpours and strong wind gusts to tropical storm-force into Sunday.

This is especially the case on the Dorian-ravaged islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, where many are without shelter and recovery operations are in the early stages.

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