Humberto nears hurricane strength


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Tropical Storm Humberto is strengthening as it pulls away from the Northern Bahamas. Maximum sustained winds are now up to 70 mph. Category 1 hurricane force winds start at 74 mph.

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, the track continues to stay to the east and off shore from the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. It will continue to strengthen and eventually become a hurricane.

Humberto will stay offshore tonight and tomorrow. It will make a more east-northeast track on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Comparing it to Dorian…when Dorian was closest to us, it was about 90 miles away. The center of the track is about 260 miles away from Savannah.


HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS If you are headed to the beach today, be careful. Tropical Storm Humberto causing a rougher surf today.

TODAY: With Humberto’s forecast track staying well enough off shore, we won’t see significant rainfall. Some thin outer-rain bands may reach us throughout the day. We can expect isolated showers and storms during the day. Along the coastline, winds could be as high as 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

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