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Tropical Storm Humberto forms near Bahamas

Last Updated Sep 14, 2019 at 10:39 am PST

Trevon Laing walks the roof of his house to repair the damage made by Hurricane Dorian, in Gold Rock Creek, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Thursday Sept. 12, 2019. Trevor says "After the hurricane they had me for dead, My momma was crying." When he returned, he said he found his brother crying on the front porch."I'm like, 'Hey, I'm not dead! You guys have no faith in me. I'm a survivor,'" he said, adding with a laugh, "He was shocked and mad at the same time." (AP Photo / Ramon Espinosa)
Summary

Parts of the northwestern Bahamas effected Dorian are expected to experience tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rain

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas, excluding Andros Island

Forecasters expect the storm to stay offshore of Florida's eastern coast

MIAMI — A tropical depression near the Bahamas has strengthened into Tropical Storm Humberto.

Parts of the northwestern Bahamas that were recently pummeled by Hurricane Dorian are expected to experience tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rain over the weekend, but not significant storm surge.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said early Saturday that the storm was located about 100 miles (160 kilometres) east-southeast of Great Abaco Island and moving northwest at 6 mph (10 kph). It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (64 kph).

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas, excluding Andros Island.

Forecasters expect the storm to stay offshore of Florida’s eastern coast, so a tropical storm watch is no longer in effect for the state.