CNN Weather TS Humberto forecast to be hurricane Sunday

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Humberto is moving toward the northeast and is expected to continue on that track through Monday morning, followed by a turn toward the east-northeast with a gradual increase in forward speed over the next three days, according to the National Hurricane Center's 11 p.m. advisory.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday that the storm was located about 30 miles (45 kilometers) east-northeast of Great Abaco Island and 125 miles (200 kilometers) east of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

The National Hurricane Center is warning that a tropical storm could hit areas already flattened by Dorian. It has maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and is moving north at 6 miles per hour.

Rescuers fear that strong winds, heavy rain and flooding in the Bahamas could damage efforts to find people still missing after Hurricane Dorian.

A new storm has hit the Bahamas just two weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands.

The Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Wednesday the official death toll stood at 50 but was expected to rise. Humberto was moving away from the Bahamas on a path taking it well off the east coast of Florida this weekend and early next week, the NHC said. Despite pulling away from the United States, rough surf and strong rip currents are likely from the mid-Atlantic coast into the Southeast through the coming week.

Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on September 1.

A shattered gas station is seen at the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Freetown Grand Bahama Bahamas Friday Sept. 13 2019. (AP
A shattered gas station is seen at the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Freetown Grand Bahama Bahamas Friday Sept. 13 2019. (AP

It is expected to become Category Two Hurricane by Tuesday.

Threatening to exacerbate islands' problems, winds and rains from Humberto could be expected in Grand Bahama and the nearby Abaco islands, said chief meteorologist Shavonne Moxey-Bonamy.

Humberto may pass close enough to Bermuda for significant impact, possibly strengthening to a Category 2 storm, said the weather.com report.

The formation of Humberto near the islands has temporarily stalled relief efforts and threatens to make life more hard for survivors.

Although the East coast will not see any direct impacts from Humberto rip currents will be a big concern for the beaches of Florida, Georgia and SC through Tuesday.

United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres arrived in the capital Nassau on Friday, meeting people displaced by the hurricane and pledging United Nations aid.

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