Four Systems in the Tropics
Meteorologist Jamie Kagol
CAPE CORAL - The tropics have certainly become more active in the first half of September, but still no threats facing SWFL.
Hurricane Humberto remains in the open waters of the Atlantic 700 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands.
Humberto has weakened to nearly tropical storm strength with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph with higher wind gusts.
Humberto is moving to the north-northwest at 12 mph.
On the forecast track Humberto is continue moving to the west-northwest followed by a turn to the north early next week ending up in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Gabrielle has weakened to a tropical depression once again with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.
The storm is located 360 miles south-southeast of Nantucket, MA and 600 miles south-southwest of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Gabrielle is moving to the north-northeast at 17 mph and will continue heading to the northeast and picking up speed.
Tropical Depression 10 as formed in the Bay of Campeche currently located 75 miles east-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico.
The storm has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and is expected to strengthen to tropical storm strength later today.
It is currently moving west-southwesterly at 2 mph and will have continue moving slow and erratic for the next couple of days.
On the forecast, the storm will eventually lift to the north-northwest making landfall along the Gulf Coast of mainland Mexico.
There is an area of low pressure located about 400 miles east of the Leeward Islands; significant development of this system is unlikely due to the unfavorable upper-level winds
This system has a low chance (10%) of becoming a tropical cyclone; those chances only increase to 20% during the next 5 days.
None of these storm systems pose any threat to SWFL.