BEAUMONT, Texas — Tropical Storm Humberto forms about 300 mi to the east-southeast of Miami with winds of 40 mph. Humberto is moving northwest at 6 mph and is forecast to turn to the north on Sunday slowly strengthening. By Monday, the storm will turn to the northeast as it gains hurricane status. The concensus of the spaghetti models keeps the storm offshore of the Southeast U.S. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the Northwest Bahamas excluding Andros Is.
September is the peak of hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 10 to 17 named storms. It says five to nine of them will become hurricanes and two to four of those would become major hurricanes with 111 mph winds or high.
Dorian was the first major hurricane of the 2019 season. There have been seven storms to be named so far in 2019. Tropical Storm Barry threatened Southeast Texas before turning and hitting south Louisiana.