Tracking the Tropics: Humberto still churning in the Atlantic
Meteorologist Jamie Kagol
Humberto remains the only hurricane of the season and will begin weakening over the weekend.
It is currently located 440 miles of the Cape Verde Islands in the open waters of the Atlantic.
Humberto has maximum sustained winds of 85 mph gusting to 105 mph and moving to the north at 14 mph.
On the forecast track, Humberto will make a gradual turn to the northwest today and Friday with some decrease in forward speed.
Humberto will remain a hurricane today but will begin to weaken, the rate of weaken will increase over the weekend becoming a tropical depression by early next week.
On a historical note, the latest formation of the season's first hurricane was Gustav at 8am ET September 11, 2002.
Gabrielle is now a tropical depression located about 200 miles west-northwest of Bermuda or 550 miles south-southeast of Nantucket, MA.
Its maximum sustained winds are clocked at 35 mph while it moves to the northwest at 7 mph.
Gabrielle will continue to the northwest, remaining well offshore of the US east coast, and approach Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday.
There may be some strengthening to Gabrielle later tonight and Friday becoming a post-tropical cyclone late Friday.
A broad area of low pressure near the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is still disorganized as it moves across the peninsula; however, it is expected to become a tropical depression after entering the Bay of Campeche.
It has a high chance (60%) of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours and 80% over the next 5 days, especially if it stays far enough offshore.
A broad area of low pressure about 550 miles east of the Leeward Islands remains disorganized and environmental conditions are unfavorable for development during the next couple of days.
It has a low chance (20%) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days.
None of these systems pose any threat to SWFL.