Forecaster is watching carefully Tropical Cyclone Fred When traveling in the Caribbean Sea.
Fred is expected to move near or above the Dominican Republic and Haiti soon. Cuba and Florida are also on track, but Fred’s course and strength remain uncertain, according to the National Hurricane Center.
After interacting with the rocky terrain of Hispaniola on Wednesday, forecasters will have a better idea of Fred’s potential impact.
Here’s what you need to know about the expected paths so far:
Where is Tropical Cyclone Fred now? How strong are you?
A tropical cyclone Fred moved rapidly west-northwest through the Caribbean, with a maximum wind speed of 40 mph, according to a recommendation from the Hurricane Center at 8 am on Wednesday. The storm was about 50 miles southeast of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
Where is Fred going?
Fred is predicted to be near or above Hispaniola on Wednesday and may be vulnerable to tropical cyclones. The system is then expected to move closer to the Turks and Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas on Thursday.
Forecasters predict that Fred will regain the strength of tropical cyclones by the time he approaches Cuba and Florida. Based on that forecast track, Fred should be north of Cuba’s north coast on Friday and near Florida at the end of Friday or early Saturday.
However, according to the Hurricane Center, there is still uncertainty about its course and strength.
What weather does Fred bring to South Florida and other states?
Most of Florida is in Fred’s cone, but according to the National Weather Service, it’s too early to say how the effects of a storm will affect the state.
Forecasters know that winds and heavy rains are likely to occur in South Florida from Friday to weekends.
According to the Meteorological Department, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties can rain 4 to 6 inches.
According to the Key West Meteorological Service, the Florida Keys can experience isolated, scattered thunderstorms from Thursday night to Saturday night, with possible cloud-to-surface lightning strikes and wind damage. Bad weather is associated with tropical cyclone Fred.
According to the forecast, the island chain can rain 3-5 inches from Friday to Sunday. Dangerous marine and tropical cyclone conditions can also occur on Fridays and Saturdays.
Fred Watch / Warning
Tropical Cyclone Warnings are useful in the following cases:
▪ ▪ The Dominican Republic is located on the south coast east of Punta Palenque and on the north coast east of the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Tropical cyclone monitoring is useful for the following purposes:
▪ ▪ Tropical cyclones are monitored in Haiti, from the northern border with the Dominican Republic to Gonaives, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeastern Bahamas.