By Earth Networks Meteorologists
After sliding close to areas of the Bahamas that are still trying to recover from Hurricane Dorian, Tropical Storm Humberto will drift across the Atlantic Ocean. Strengthening is anticipated but is unlikely to pose any immediate threats to land.
As of 5 a.m. EDT, Tropical Storm Humberto was located near 28.3 N, 77.7 W, or about 135 miles north-northwest of Great Abaco Island, or about 250 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Fla. Humberto is moving to the north-northwest at 7 mph with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. This tropical storm has a minimum central pressure of 1000 mb or 29.53 inches of mercury.
Humberto is expected to strengthen into the start of the work week as it interacts with the warm Gulf Stream. Luckily, it will start to change directions from the northwest to the north-northeast today as it collides with a cold front moving across the eastern U.S. This as a result will keep the system far enough away from the U.S. coastline. While the system will be well offshore, it could possible enhance rainfall across eastern Florida today, potentially leading to localized flooding.
Even though there is no immediate threats to land, it is looking more likely that Humberto will flirt with Bermuda during the second half of the work week.
The Atlantic Hurricane Basin is in the traditional peak for hurricane development and tropical systems can form anywhere in the Gulf of Mexico, northern and central Caribbean and the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Residents living in areas vulnerable to hurricanes should have their emergency plans in place.
Tropical trouble will produce soggy weather in the Southeast while the majority see simmering temperatures heat up Sunday barbecues.
All eyes are on Humberto as it churns near the Southeast Atlantic Coast. Showers and thunderstorms will flare from Florida to the Carolinas, but nothing should be severe. A trip to the beach may want to come with a backup plan due to rough surf.
The Northern Tier will endure an elongated front that’ll prompt morning showers and thunderstorms. The Upper Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes will see these refreshing showers, but not to worry because this unsettling weather shouldn’t ruin any tailgate parties!
On the other hand, the Desert Southwest and Pacific Northwest may want to keep their eyes peeled to the skies as stormy weather looks to put a damper on outdoor festivities. A cold front will linger over Seattle into northern California throughout most of the day while Arizona into New Mexico will need to watch for flash flooding as robust storms develop as the day unfolds.
Dry and pleasant weather will be seen across much of the U.S., including the Intermountain West, Central and Southern Plains, Tennessee Valley into the Northeast.
The Canadian air will bring autumn temperatures to the Pacific Northwest and Upper Mississippi Valley into the Northeast as highs crawl into the 60s to low-70s. A large swath of 80s and low-90s span from the Mid-Atlantic into the Plains and Mountain West, while mid-90s and triple digits blaze the southern California and the Deep South.