Monday 14 October, 2019

All eyes on weather system stationary over southeastern Bahamas

All eyes remain on The Bahamas as the country once again seems to face the threat of a weather system.

The National Hurricane Centre, in its latest update at 8 pm, said the poorly defined center of the system was located over the Southeast Bahamas about 235 miles (380 km) southeast of Great Abaco Island.

The disturbance has been stationary over the southeastern Bahamas but is expected to move slowly toward the northwest by early Friday. On this track, the system is anticipated to move across the Central and Northwest Bahamas on Friday, and along or over the east coast of Florida on Saturday, the agency said. 

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts.

The disturbance is forecast to become a tropical depression or a tropical storm during the next day or so and is expected to produce total rain accumulations of two to four inches through Sunday over the Bahamas and along the east coast of Florida north of West Palm Beach. Isolated maximum amounts of seven inches are possible in the Northwest and Central
Bahamas.

Earlier this afternoon, the Abaco Islands, Grand Bahama, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand, and New Providence were put on a tropical Storm Warning by the Government. 

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