Tropical system batters parts of the Bahamas, heading toward Florida

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A tropical disturbance became better organized in the southeastern Bahamas Thursday, leading officials at the National Hurricane Center to officially recognize the storm.The NHC said Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 is expected to become a tropical storm and bring heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds to portions of the northwest Bahamas by Friday.The designation comes after hurricane hunters flew through the disturbance Thursday afternoon.The system is likely to become a tropical storm, and if it does, it will be named Humberto.The uncertainty factor is high at this stage of development, but the latest track has the storm moving over the Bahamas and making landfall in Florida, then up through southeastern Georgia and then out to sea. The computer models are not consist on the storm’s path and that is why the track could change over the next several days, John said. We can expect continued hot temperatures through the rest of the week, with only very isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms, mainly in the mountains. A weak cold front will give the Upstate a slightly better chance of showers, storms on Friday through the weekend.

A tropical disturbance became better organized in the southeastern Bahamas Thursday, leading officials at the National Hurricane Center to officially recognize the storm.

The NHC said Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 is expected to become a tropical storm and bring heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds to portions of the northwest Bahamas by Friday.

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The designation comes after hurricane hunters flew through the disturbance Thursday afternoon.

The system is likely to become a tropical storm, and if it does, it will be named Humberto.

The uncertainty factor is high at this stage of development, but the latest track has the storm moving over the Bahamas and making landfall in Florida, then up through southeastern Georgia and then out to sea. The computer models are not consist on the storm’s path and that is why the track could change over the next several days, John said.

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We can expect continued hot temperatures through the rest of the week, with only very isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms, mainly in the mountains.

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A weak cold front will give the Upstate a slightly better chance of showers, storms on Friday through the weekend.

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