The weakened and disorganized tropical depression Fred is located on the warm waters of the Caribbean where it will try to regain its intensity before heading towards Cuba and Florida, after leaving the mountainous area of the Dominican Republic and Haiti badly hit.
Fred has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 km / h) and will remain weak through Friday and the weekend when it is forecast to slowly strengthen into a tropical storm again, according to the National Center. Hurricane (NHC).
“Fred is a mess this morning. A low-level eddy survives west of Inagua #Bahamas, while the mid-level center is about 80 miles south, southeast of Guantanamo. There is no thunderstorm activity anywhere near downtown, ”NBC6’s renowned meteorologist John Morales said on his Twitter account.
As a tropical storm Fred made landfall in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 km / h).
The tropical system is expected to move through the southeastern Bahamas this Thursday, then near the north coast of central Cuba on Friday and would be close to the Florida Keys and the southern Florida peninsula on Saturday, he said. the NHC.
Heavy rains associated with Fred are forecast to hit Florida from Friday through next week. The tropical depression would dump 3 to 5 inches of rainfall in the Keys and the southern Florida peninsula, with maximum amounts of 8 inches that can cause flooding in urban areas and small streams and possible rapid river flooding.
There is a risk that tropical storm conditions will begin to be felt Saturday morning in the Keys and South Florida, the NHC warned.