Tropical Storm Fred might be the next major storm to make landfall in the United States as it starts to form in the Atlantic Ocean.
Here are the latest updates and forecasts for the storm.
Fred is battering North Carolina and threatens the Northeast
Thursday, Aug. 19
Tropical Storm Fred is now a post-tropical cyclone, but it is still bringing heavy rainfall and threatening conditions to parts of the East Coast.
- Per CNN, the storm has caused heavy flooding in some North Carolina counties.
Parts of New England and New York saw heavy rainfall for the storm, too.
- States such as New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine all have flash flood watches as Fred continues to drop rainfall on those areas.
Tropical Storm Fred reaches Florida
Monday, Aug. 16
Tropical Storm Fred made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Monday, bringing threats of flooding rain, strong winds, storm surge and isolated tornadoes, according to The Weather Channel. Rain and possible flooding is expected to spread across Alabama, Georgia, parts of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic region through Monday night.
Wind speeds have ranged from 50 to 65 mph along the Florida coast.
Tropical Depression Fred on a potential path toward Florida
Thursday, Aug. 12
- Heavy rainfall and massive winds are expected to hit Hispaniola, the Bahamas and Cuba through the rest of this week and even into next week.
Florida might see some weather changes from the storm, too. In fact, Fred could bring rain and wind over the weekend, according to The Weather Channel.
- “For now, Floridians should monitor the forecast closely given Fred’s current most likely path,” per The Weather Channel.
Tropical Storm Fred heads toward Puerto Rico
Wednesday, Aug. 11
Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center told WESH-TV that Tropical Storm Fred has started to form west of Guadeloupe and east-southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
- The storm is expected to move quickly throughout the next few days.
- Per WESH-TV, the storm “is expected pass near or over the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico late Tuesday and Tuesday night, and near or over Hispaniola on Wednesday.”
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