Tracking the Tropics: Ingrid dissipates, Humberto strengthens
Meteorologist Jamie Kagol
Tracking the Tropics - Ingrid has dissipated over northeastern Mexico and the remnants continue to move to the west at 5 mph.
Rainfall amounts of 10-15 inches with some isolated amounts of 24 inches are possible over a large area of eastern Mexico.
Humberto has strengthened to a tropical storm over the open waters of the north Atlantic; it is currently located 1200 miles west-southwest of the Azores Islands and moving to the north-northeast at 5 mph.
It is a minimal tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, but slow strengthening is forecast over the next 48 hours as it moves over warmer waters.
Humberto will continue to the north and strengthen over the next several days becoming an extra-tropical cyclone this weekend.
The area of low pressure centered near the Gulf Coast of Belize is still a bit disorganized over the northwestern Caribbean, but is expected develop into a tropical low over the southwestern Gulf of
It is forecast to move to the west-northwest across Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula today exiting into the Bay of Campeche tonight.
The upper-level winds are expected to become more favorable for development over the next couple of days; there is a low chance (30%) of it becoming a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours and a medium chance (50%) during the next 5 days.
There are no tropical threats to SWFL.