Imelda forms in Gulf, Tropical Depression Ten forms in Atlantic

Humberto brings hurricane watch to Bermuda

Chris Miller
September 17, 2019 - 1:31 pm

Tropical weather in the Atlantic Ocean made some significant developments today, with the ninth named storm and tenth tropical depression of the year.

Tropical Storm Imelda formed just miles off the Texas coast early this afternoon. It is moving north and likely will make landfall in the next few hours near Freeport, south of Houston. With maximum winds of 40 miles per hour, Imelda will have little time to develop before moving inland, but will still mean potentially flooding rainfall for southeastern Texas.

 

Tropical Depression Ten formed shortly before noon in the central Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center expects it to become Tropical Storm Jerry by late tonight or early tomorrow. Its forecast takes it northeast toward the Leeward Islands. It could be approaching the Hurricane Dorian-ravaged Bahamas by Sunday morning.

 

Hurricane Humberto, meanwhile, has prompted a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning for Bermuda. Humberto could be one the strong end of a Category Two storm when it passes near the island tomorrow night, but the hurricane center is not ruling out the possibility of it strengthening into a major Category Three hurricane.

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