Flooding lessens in Texas from remnants of Imelda and hurricane Jerry is headed for Bermuda

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, Jerry and two other tropical waves. ImeldaBands of heavy rain will slowly taper off overnight Friday over southeastern Texas and western Louisiana.  Some areas southwest of Beaumont have had around 30 inches of rain since Tuesday morning.  Amounts of five to ten inches of rain are common over eastern Texas and western Louisiana. App users click here to see Radar loop over Imelda Here…

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Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Watch Cancelled!

Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Watch Cancelled!

ALERTS: View all current weather alerts LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area This Weekend: Big changes for the weekend.  On Saturday into early next week, the temps will increase back into the low-90s, and the rain chance drops to 20 percent as we finally start to dry out. khou Monday is the ‘Autumnal’ Equinox. It’s the official start to Fall. Problem is, it won’t feel…

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Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening

Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening

A Flash Flood Watch is still in effect this Friday morning for Houston and most of Southeast Texas. ALERTS: View all current weather alerts LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area Remnants of Imelda brought heavy rain and storms with life-threatening flooding Thursday across Southeast Texas from Beaumont to Houston. Still expecting rain today Scattered showers and thunderstorms are popping up on radar this afternoon. Some…

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Hurricane Jerry packing winds up to 100 mph, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

Hurricane Jerry packing winds up to 100 mph, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Humberto became a Post-Tropical Cyclone Thursday night. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday.  Hurricane Jerry continues to spin in the Atlantic. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and is moving west, northwest at 16 mph. RELATED: NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules in chastising Alabama office RELATED: NOAA criticized…

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Hurricane Jerry strengthens, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

Hurricane Jerry strengthens, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Humberto became a Post-Tropical Cyclone Thursday night. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday.  Hurricane Jerry continues to spin in the Atlantic. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 105 mps and is moving west, northwest at 16 mph. RELATED: NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules in chastising Alabama office RELATED: NOAA criticized…

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2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

CHINA, Texas — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dangerously flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, scrambling rescue crews and volunteers with boats to reach scores of stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,000 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people…

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Hurricane Jerry continues to strengthen, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

Hurricane Jerry continues to strengthen, Humberto becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Humberto became a Post-Tropical Cyclone Thursday night. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday.  Hurricane Jerry continues to spin in the Atlantic. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 105 mps and is moving west, northwest at 16 mph. RELATED: NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules in chastising Alabama office RELATED: NOAA criticized…

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Flooding continues in Texas from remnants of Imelda and Jerry is now a hurricane

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, Jerry and two other tropical waves. ImeldaBands of heavy rain will slowly taper off Friday night over southeastern Texas and western Louisiana.  Some areas southwest of Beaumont have had around 30 inches of rain since Tuesday morning.  Amounts of five to ten inches of rain are common over eastern Texas and western Louisiana. App users click here to see Radar loop over Imelda Here…

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Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda, Hurricane Jerry continues to strengthen

Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda, Hurricane Jerry continues to strengthen

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is a major hurricane and, so far, it’s mostly been one for the fishes — but people on Bermuda did feel its impact. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday. As of Thursday, Hurricane Humberto has sustained winds of 105 mph and remains a major Category 3 hurricane. The storm is picking up…

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Humberto departs Bermuda while Jerry is now a hurricane

Humberto departs Bermuda while Jerry is now a hurricane

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, Jerry and two other tropical waves. ImeldaThe threats from the remnants of Imelda are heavy rain and isolated tornadoes. Bands of heavy rain will continue to be pulled onshore through southeastern Texas and western Louisiana and northward. The storm will slowly move inland over the coming days. Some areas southwest of Beaumont have had around 30 inches of rain since Tuesday morning.  Five to…

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Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Warning until 1:30 p.m. as heavy rain returns

Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Warning until 1:30 p.m. as heavy rain returns

A flash flood warning for Harris County has been extended to 1:30 p.m. WATCH LIVE: LIVE BLOG: Kingwood and Humble; Montgomery, Liberty and Chambers counties urged to shelter in place HIGH WATER LIST: High water locations on major roads in the Houston area RELATED: CLOSURES: School closures, cancellations in Houston Area As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday the slow moving rain band associated with Tropical Depression Imelda is now pushing south into the Houston area. This…

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Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Warning for The Woodlands, Spring & Aldine

Houston Forecast: Flash Flood Warning for The Woodlands, Spring & Aldine

The slow moving rain band associated with Tropical Depression Imelda is now pushing south into the Houston area. This band has brought training heavy rain and storms with life threatening flooding across Beaumont, Chambers County and Liberty County.Northeast Harris County is now in the main flash flooding threat.  The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for parts of southwestern Montgomery County and Northwestern Harris County until 12:15 PM.  Find live coverage of…

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Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda, TS Jerry spins in Atlantic

Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda, TS Jerry spins in Atlantic

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is a major hurricane and, so far, it’s mostly been one for the fishes — but people on Bermuda did feel its impact. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday. As of Thursday morning Hurricane Humberto has sustained winds of 125 mph and remains a major category three hurricane. The storm is picking…

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Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda

Major Hurricane Humberto moves beyond Bermuda

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is a major hurricane and, so far, it’s mostly been one for the fishes — but people on Bermuda did feel its impact. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain gave Bermuda a glancing blow as the center of the storm passed just to the north on Wednesday. As of Thursday morning Hurricane Humberto has sustained winds of 125 mph and remains a major category three hurricane. The storm is picking…

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Major Hurricane Humberto passing by Bermuda

Major Hurricane Humberto passing by Bermuda

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is a major hurricane and, so far, it’s one for the fishes — but people on Bermuda is feeling its impact. The Tampa Bay area is totally out of the cone of uncertainty as the storm moves away from the U.S. However, the rip current threat remains along the southeastern coast of the United States.  People living along the Atlantic Coast should be monitoring the surf through midweek. Humberto…

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Houston Forecast: Scattered rain continues Thursday; flooding east of Houston

Houston Forecast: Scattered rain continues Thursday; flooding east of Houston

Tropical Depression Imelda is still spinning up trouble in Southeast Texas, although the Greater Houston Area appears to have avoided the worst of it. In Chambers County and areas east, however, widespread flooding has been reported in the overnight hours leading into Thursday morning. Find live coverage of this flood emergency here. WATCH LIVE: Flash flood emergency declared in Beaumont as Imelda saturates Southeast Texas LIVE BLOG: High water rescues underway across Jefferson County, hospital…

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Imelda triggers tornado in east Harris County, more heavy rain in Houston

Imelda triggers tornado in east Harris County, more heavy rain in Houston

HOUSTON — Tropical Depression Imelda is still spinning up trouble in the Greater Houston Area.  At least one tornado touched down in east Harris County around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Brian Lockwood was on FM 1942 when he snapped a photo of it moving west toward Mont Belvieu. The system also brought another round of heavy rain just in time for rush hour headaches. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for southeast Texas and extreme…

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Major Hurricane Humberto nears the island of Bermuda

Major Hurricane Humberto nears the island of Bermuda

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is a major hurricane and, so far, it’s one for the fishes — but people on Bermuda is feeling its impact. The Tampa Bay area is totally out of the cone of uncertainty as the storm moves away from the U.S. However, the rip current threat remains along the southeastern coast of the United States.  People living along the Atlantic Coast should be monitoring the surf through midweek. Humberto…

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Watch Live: Tropical Depression Imelda moving inland; Flash Flood Warning for some counties

Watch Live: Tropical Depression Imelda moving inland; Flash Flood Warning for some counties

HOUSTON — Imelda weakened to a tropical depression shortly after making landfall in the Houston area on Tuesday, but some of the heaviest rainfall is still sitting over the coastline and in the Gulf of Mexico. >> KHOU 11 News is on the air now; watch #HTownRush in the video player above or tap here Be prepared for a nasty, wet commute on Wednesday morning. At this time there are no widespread reports of high water…

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Watch Live: Tropical Depression Imelda moving farther inland; flash flood risk continues

Watch Live: Tropical Depression Imelda moving farther inland; flash flood risk continues

HOUSTON — Imelda weakened to a tropical depression shortly after making landfall in the Houston area on Tuesday, but some of the heaviest rainfall is still sitting over the coastline and in the Gulf of Mexico. >> KHOU 11 News is on the air now; watch #HTownRush in the video player above or tap here Be prepared for a nasty, wet commute on Wednesday morning. At this time there are no widespread reports of high…

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Tropical Depression Imelda moving farther inland; flash flood risk continues

Tropical Depression Imelda moving farther inland; flash flood risk continues

HOUSTON — Imelda weakened to a tropical depression shortly after making landfall in the Houston area on Tuesday, but some of the heaviest rainfall is still sitting over the coastline and in the Gulf of Mexico. Be prepared for a nasty, wet commute on Wednesday morning. At this time there are no widespread reports of high water on freeways or in structures. HIGH WATER LIST: High water locations on major roads across Houston MAP: Steer…

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The tropics are cooking: Imelda brings flooding to Texas, Humberto heading towards Bermuda

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, and Tropical Depression 10. ImeldaImelda formed Tuesday afternoon right on the Texas coastline and made landfall Tuesday night. The threats from the remnants of Imelda are heavy rain and isolated tornadoes. Bands of heavy rain will continue to be pulled onshore through southeastern Texas and western Louisiana and northward. The storm will slowly move inland over the coming days.  App users click here to…

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The tropical are cooking: Imelda brings flooding to Texas, Humberto heading towards Bermuda

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, and Tropical Depression 10. ImeldaImelda formed Tuesday afternoon right on the Texas coastline and made landfall Tuesday night. The threats from the remnants of Imelda are heavy rain and isolated tornadoes. Bands of heavy rain will continue to be pulled onshore through southeastern Texas and western Louisiana and northward. The storm will slowly move inland over the coming days.  App users click here to…

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Tracking the Tropics: Researchers make homes hurricane ready

Tracking the Tropics: Researchers make homes hurricane ready

RICHBURG, S.C. — Welcome to a cool facility in Richburg, SC. It’s called the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety’s testing facility. It is a full-scale weather testing facility for structures and building materials.  On Tuesday, the test was about a Fortified roofing system that can save your home from rainwater coming in.  The method is a three-layer protection system that keeps water from coming into the house and damaging all your stuff even…

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Hurricane Humberto strengthens to a major, Category 3 storm

Hurricane Humberto strengthens to a major, Category 3 storm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is now a major hurricane and, so far, it’s one for the fishes. The Tampa Bay area is totally out of the cone of uncertainty as the storm moves away from the U.S. However, the rip current threat remains along the southeastern coast of the United States.  People living along the Atlantic Coast should be monitoring the surf through midweek. Humberto has maximum sustained winds of 115 mph and…

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Tropical Storm Imelda could bring 'life-threatening flash flooding,' National Hurricane Center warns

Tropical Storm Imelda could bring 'life-threatening flash flooding,' National Hurricane Center warns

HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Imelda made landfall in Freeport Tuesday afternoon and it’s expected to hover over The Greater Houston Area for a couple of days.  The storm is “likely to produce life-threatening flash along portions of the Upper Texas Coast, including the Houston and Galveston areas,” according to the National Hurricane Center. The latest models show some spots could see 12 to 24 inches of rain.  It’s impossible to tell you what areas will…

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Imelda brings flooding to Texas, Humberto heading towards Bermuda

Imelda brings flooding to Texas, Humberto heading towards Bermuda

The tropics are very active — we are tracking Humberto, Imelda, and Tropical Depression 10. HumbertoHurricane Humberto has picked up strength. It’s now a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and gusts to 120 mph. It will continue to strengthen through the day. A new Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Bermuda, which the storm could impact by overnight Wednesday. In addition, Bermuda has been added to a Hurricane Watch,…

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Summer's end isn't the end of the hurricane season

Summer's end isn't the end of the hurricane season

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season so far is progressing much as AccuWeather forecast back in April. That also means it’s far from over. September is the month with the most Atlantic landfalling hurricanes in the continental United States since hurricanes were first named in 1950. There have been a total of 44 landfalling U.S. hurricanes in September since 1950, according to AccuWeather research based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data (NOAA). That figure does not…

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Tropical Storm Imelda makes Texas landfall

Tropical Storm Imelda makes Texas landfall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical Storm Imelda has formed just offshore of Houston, Texas. It’s the second storm to intensify into an organized tropical system Tuesday. By 2 p.m. et, the storm was upgraded to a tropical storm with sustained winds of 40 mph. Just an hour earlier, the National Hurricane Center had classified the otherwise unnamed system into a tropical depression. Tropical Storm Imelda is about 50 miles from Galveston, Texas. It’s forecast to make…

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Tropical Storm Imelda forms off Texas coast, Tropical Depression Ten strengthening in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Imelda forms off Texas coast, Tropical Depression Ten strengthening in the Atlantic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical Storm Imelda has formed just offshore of Houston, Texas. It’s the second storm to intensify into an organized tropical system Tuesday. By 2 p.m. et, the storm was upgraded to a tropical storm with sustained winds of 40 mph. Just an hour earlier, the National Hurricane Center had classified the otherwise unnamed system into a tropical depression. Tropical Storm Imelda is about 50 miles from Galveston, Texas. It’s forecast to make…

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Hurricane Humberto strengthens to a Category 2 storm, continues to grow

Hurricane Humberto strengthens to a Category 2 storm, continues to grow

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is now a Category 2 storm with winds up to 100 mph. The Tampa Bay area is totally out of the cone of uncertainty as the storm moves away from the U.S. However, the rip current threat remains along the southeastern coast of the United States.  People living along the Atlantic Coast should be monitoring the water through Tuesday. As of the 11 a.m., the hurricane has maximum sustained…

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Hurricane Dorian Hits NC Tobacco Farmers

Hurricane Dorian Hits NC Tobacco Farmers

North Carolina tobacco farmers say Hurricane Dorian destroyed at least 20 to 25 percent of their total harvest, hurting the state’s overall tobacco industry, according to David Thomas, of the U.S. Tobacco Cooperative. “It is taking a toll on the tobacco production in North Carolina and the last three years have been really stressful on tobacco farmers,” Thomas said. Farms in about 15 counties in North Carolina were severely affected. This includes Sampson and Duplin…

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Humberto now a category 2 hurricane, moving near Bermuda

Humberto now a category 2 hurricane, moving near Bermuda

Hurricane Humberto has picked up strength. It’s now a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and gusts to 120 mph. It will continue to strengthen through the day. A new Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Bermuda, which the storm could impact by overnight Wednesday. In addition, Bermuda has been added to a Hurricane Watch, as hurricane conditions will be possible. While the latest forecast track takes Bermuda out of…

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Hurricane Humberto strengthens to a Category 2 storm

Hurricane Humberto strengthens to a Category 2 storm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Humberto is now a Category 2 storm with winds up to 100 mph. The Tampa Bay area is totally out of the cone of uncertainty as the storm moves away from the U.S. However, the rip current threat remains along the southeastern coast of the United States. People living along the Atlantic Coast should be monitoring the water through Tuesday. As of the 8 a.m., the hurricane has maximum sustained…

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Hurricane Humberto's connection to Hurricane Hugo

Hurricane Humberto's connection to Hurricane Hugo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After Hurricane Hugo caused at least 86 deaths and upwards of $10 billion in damages 30 years ago, the World Meteorological Organization retired the name. There would never be another Hurricane Hugo. Names are often retired when the storm causes historic destruction. After Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael in 2018, those names were retired. Storm names like Harvey, Katrina, and Sandy are also retired. “The only time that there is a change…

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Hurricane Humberto strengthens, packing 85-mph winds

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tropical Storm Humberto strengthened to become a Category 1 hurricane Sunday evening. The National Hurricane Center’s latest storm track keeps the storm offshore of Florida and the eastern United States. The Tampa Bay area is totally out of the cone of uncertainty.  However, the rip current threat is increasing along the southeastern coast of the United States. People living along the Atlantic Coast should be monitoring the water through Tuesday. As…

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Hurricane Humberto forms, packing 75-mph winds

Hurricane Humberto forms, packing 75-mph winds

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tropical Storm Humberto has strengthened to become a Category 1 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center’s latest storm track keeps the storm offshore of Florida. The Tampa Bay area is totally out of the cone of uncertainty.  However, the rip current threat is increasing along the southeastern coast of the United States. People living along the Atlantic Coast should be monitoring the water through Tuesday. As of the latest advisory, the hurricane…

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Tropical Storm Humberto nears hurricane strength

Tropical Storm Humberto nears hurricane strength

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tropical Depression 9 strengthened Friday night into Tropical Storm Humberto. Since then, it has continued to gain strength. The National Hurricane Center’s latest storm track keeps the storm offshore of Florida. The National Hurricane Center says global weather models suggest the cyclone will strengthen into a hurricane by Sunday. But, by then, it’s expected to have shifted well over the Atlantic Ocean — southeast of the coast of the Carolinas. The…

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Tropical Storm Humberto nearing hurricane strength

Tropical Storm Humberto nearing hurricane strength

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tropical Depression 9 strengthened Friday night into Tropical Storm Humberto. The National Hurricane Center’s latest storm track keeps the storm offshore of Florida. The National Hurricane Center says global weather models suggest the cyclone will strengthen into a hurricane by Sunday. But, by then, it’s expected to have shifted well over the Atlantic Ocean — southeast of the coast of the Carolinas. The Friday night advisory from the National Hurricane Center…

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Tropical storm warning discontinued in Bahamas

Tropical storm warning discontinued in Bahamas

The Bahamian government has discontinued a tropical storm warning as Humberto moves away from the island nation struggling to recover from Hurricane Dorian . The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Humberto is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday night or early Monday, but it won’t threaten land by the time it intensifies to that strength. Officials warn that the storm could still cause dangerous swells in the northwest Bahamas and along the…

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Tropical Storm Humberto forecast to strengthen

Tropical Storm Humberto forecast to strengthen

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tropical Depression 9 strengthened Friday night into Tropical Storm Humberto. The National Hurricane Center’s latest storm track keeps the storm offshore of Florida. Right now, Tropical Storm Humberto is over the southern Bahamas, but it’s moving northwest. The National Hurricane Center says global weather models suggest the cyclone could even reach hurricane intensity at some point. But, by then, it’s expected to have shifted well over the Atlantic Ocean — southeast…

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Tropical Storm Humberto tries to organize near the Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto tries to organize near the Bahamas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tropical Depression 9 strengthened Friday night into Tropical Storm Humberto. The National Hurricane Center’s latest storm track keeps the storm offshore of Florida. Right now, Tropical Storm Humberto is over the southern Bahamas, but it’s moving northwest. The National Hurricane Center says global weather models suggest the cyclone could even reach hurricane intensity at some point. But, by then, it’s expected to have shifted well over the Atlantic Ocean — southeast…

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Tropical Storm Humberto forms near the Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto forms near the Bahamas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tropical Depression 9 strengthened into Tropical Storm Humberto Friday night. The National Hurricane Center’s latest track for Tropical Storm Humberto keeps it offshore of Florida. Right now, Tropical Storm Humberto is over the southern Bahamas, but it’s moving northwest.  The National Hurricane Center says global models suggest the cyclone could even reach hurricane intensity at some point. But, by then, it’s expected to have shifted well over the Atlantic Ocean —…

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SC Couple Finds Civil War Cannonballs Washed Up By Hurricane Dorian

SC Couple Finds Civil War Cannonballs Washed Up By Hurricane Dorian

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. — A couple combing a South Carolina beach after Hurricane Dorian thought they’d discovered a large rock, but soon realized they’d stumbled upon two Civil War-era cannonballs lodged in the sand. Aaron Lattin told news outlets that he and his girlfriend encountered the 150-year-old relics on the edge of Folly Beach, about 10 miles from Charleston on Friday night. Folly Beach Police Chief Andrew Gilreath confirmed to news outlets the couple had…

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Did Hurricane Dorian turn the sky purple up and down the East Coast?

Did Hurricane Dorian turn the sky purple up and down the East Coast?

If the Twitterverse is to be believed, the sky over parts of Florida and the East Coast turned purple after Hurricane Dorian cleared out. Twitter was full of users posting purple-sky photos. Mercedes Garcia wrote, “The storm left us this … a beautiful purple sky.” Emory Cook posted, “The sky was literally purple tonight, very cool post-hurricane effect.” And Amy Pope-Latham asked, “Do you think there’s a chance Dorian was a fan of Prince?” The…

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