Tropical Storm Humberto strengthens and stalls near Great Abaco Island


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Tropical Storm Humberto is stationary just to the east-northeast of Great Abaco Island. Maximum sustained winds now strengthening to 50 mph.

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, the track continues to stay to the east and off shore. It will continue to strengthen into a strong tropical storm by early tomorrow morning.

It is expected to strengthen into a category 1 hurricane by early Monday morning. It will then track to the east and stay in the Atlantic Ocean.

Currently, the most western side of the cone of uncertainty is 180 miles away from Savannah. The most eastern side of the cone is about 300 miles away from Savannah. Comparing it to Dorian…when Dorian was closest to us, it was about 90 miles away.

Expect scattered showers and storms tomorrow as some of the outer most rain bands reach us. It will be breezy along the immediate coastline with winds gusting up to 25 mph.

HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS If you are headed to the beach today, be careful. Tropical Storm Humberto causing a rougher surf today…this will continue for the rest of the weekend.

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