Tropical Storm Warnings for the Bahamas

Tropical Storm Warnings for the Bahamas
Full expected track for potential tropical cyclone nine (Source: KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Less than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Northern Bahamas as a devastating category 5 hurricane Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for the same islands. An unnamed system currently titled Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is forecast to develop into a tropical depression over the weekend.

Bahamas to be impacted
Bahamas to be impacted (Source: KSLA News 12)

As the tropical system slowly moves northwestward it is currently forecast to develop in our next named storm which would be Humberto. The currently unnamed tropical system is forecast by the National Hurricane Center to move directly over Grand Bahama island. Grand Bahama suffered severe damage from Dorian less than two weeks ago.

Track of potential cyclone goes directly over Bahamas
Track of potential cyclone goes directly over Bahamas (Source: KSLA News 12)

Once the storm begins to move out of the Bahamas there is some uncertainty where this potential tropical cyclone could go. Some forecast models bring the system very close to and even over the east coast of Florida and Georgia. Other model guidance keeps the storm further out to sea.

Spaghetti plots for potential tropical cyclone nine
Spaghetti plots for potential tropical cyclone nine (Source: KSLA News 12)

The ultimate track of this potential tropical cyclone is dependent on the strength and location of an ridge that is called the Bermuda High.

Steering pattern for potential tropical cyclone
Steering pattern for potential tropical cyclone (Source: KSLA News 12)

The good news for the ArkLaTex is that this system no longer has any probability of making it into the Gulf of Mexico, but people along the East Coast need to keep an eye on this system.

The KSLA First Alert Weather will continue to give you the First Alert of the track of this potential tropical system and any expected impacts across the ArkLaTex. Here’s how you can stay up to date with the latest information:

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