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NHC issues advisories for Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine

Posted at 4:13 PM, Sep 12, 2019

As of the 4 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center is now issuing advisories near the Bahamas for Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine. If it becomes a named storm, it would be Humberto with possible tropical storm warnings for the Bahamas, the Abacos, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence. The track, as of now, shows the storm moving towards Florida. There looks to be no threat to the Gulf of Mexico and zero impacts for Louisiana.

Even though there seems to be no threat to the Gulf, the NHC said, "given the model discrepancy, both the track and intensity forecasts are highly uncertain."

The Euro model leans toward a hurricane off the U.S. Coast and moving out to sea, but some sort of New England threat is possible.

Around 3:30, the Hurricane Hunters took a flight into Invest 95L but could not find a definitive closed circulation nor pressure lower than 1010 mb. If this becomes a storm, it will be Humberto.

More tropical models today suggested less of a Gulf threat for Invest 95L. The models instead shifted more towards a possible Florida/Bahamas or even perhaps an East Coast threat. As of 2 p.m., the Invest was near the Bahamas.

We'll have the latest details and updates on Tropical Cyclone Nine in our 5 p.m. show tonight. Watch that live stream here.